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One hurt in meth lab explosion in Houston County


CALEDONIA, Minn. (KTTC) -- Houston County officials say a man was severely burned after a meth lab exploded over the weekend.

The explosion happened Sunday, Oct. 20 at about 3:30 p.m.

The Houston County Sheriff's office got a tip from a caller about a meth lab explosion in rural Houston County. The caller indicated that a 50-year-old man was severely burned during the explosion and was seeking medical treatment in La Crosse. Officials learned later that the man had to be transported to a burn center for treatment.

According to Houston County Sheriff Doug Ely, a meth lab was found in the building on the property. Ely said they believe only the man injured was involved.

Sheriff Ely said it took about eight hours for several Houston County agencies including the Southeast Minnesota Gang and Narcotic Task Force to clean up the lab. Everything was removed safely.

Officials say no other details are being released at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

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