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NANTICOKE — A methamphetamine lab is believed to have been the source of an explosion that blew two doors off their hinges at an apartment building here on Saturday night.

The State Police Bureau of Drug Law Enforcement posted and cordoned off the building on Lee Mine Street after the blast, which occurred at about 8 p.m.

The posting states: “A clandestine laboratory for the manufacture of illegal drugs and/or hazardous chemicals was seized at this location on 10/25/14 by the Pennsylvania State Police. Known hazardous chemicals have been disposed of pursuant to law. However, there still may be hazardous substances or waste products on this property either in buildings or on the ground itself. Please exercise caution while on these premises.”

Several people who allegedly were cooking meth inside the apartment building fled after the explosion. About a half dozen units in the building were evacuated. Emergency personnel in protective hazmat gear removed chemicals from the building.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries.

Additional information was unavailable Sunday night.

 

 

 

 

 

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