Man Hospitalized After Fire Caused By Suspected Meth Lab In Waterloo

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

WATERLOO, Iowa — A fire caused by a suspected meth lab in Waterloo sent one man to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

The Waterloo fire and police departments responded to an apartment fire at 216 Brookeridge Dr., Apt. 4, at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators with the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force determined the blaze was caused by a portable meth lab inside the apartment that caught fire.

Two tenants were inside the apartment at the time of the fire, police said. A 51-year-old man was taken to Covenant Medical Center via ambulance before he was airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. His current condition is unknown. A 47-year-old woman was not injured.

Police said the case remains under investigation.

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