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ATHENS, AL (WAFF) – There was a confirmed meth lab explosion at the Budget Inn on Highway 31 in Athens on Wednesday morning, according to Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson.7680675_G

One person has been arrested, according to Athens police.

The Budget Inn manager said the alarm was triggered in room 123 for smoke around 4:45 a.m.

The manager said he ran into the room and saw smoke. He saw two people in the room, and the woman in the room told him it was just a grease fire and that she had been cooking hamburgers.

The manager said the man and woman looked frightened and he got them to come out of the room. He then called police and they discovered drugs. The manager said he is letting police handle the investigation.

The Budget Inn has not been completely evacuated, and other residents remain in the hotel.

No one was injured in the explosion, according to police.

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