Drug Lab Explosion Rocks Sea World Hotel; Man Engulfed in Flames

Published:3:58 pm EDT, January 30, 2013| Updated:10:17 pm EDT, January 30, 2013|
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A suspected drug lab explosion tore through a hotel near Sea World San Diego today, and witnesses saw a man engulfed in flames running from the scene.

Three victims are being treated for burns after the blast at the Heritage Inn Hotel on Channel Way.


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KTLA reports the blast occurred around 11:30 a.m. local time.

A fire department spokesman made the drug connection when contacted by UT San Diego:

A 21-year-old man, who was with a woman in the room where the explosion occurred, told authorities they were using methamphetamine, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque said.

Haz-mat crews and Narcotics Task Force agents responded to the scene.

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