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Two injured in possible Hurricane meth lab explosion

By Staff reports

HURRICANE, W.Va. -- State Police and the state Fire Marshal's office are continuing to investigate an explosion at a Hurricane mobile home Monday, believed to be caused by a methamphetamine lab.

Trina Clapham and Anthony Hawkins were severely burned and rushed to Cabell Huntington Hospital, according to a trooper with the Winfield detachment.

The trailer along Martins Branch Road that exploded around 4:15 p.m. Monday belongs to Jimmy Ward, and appears to have been caused by a meth lab inside the home, according to the trooper.  Officers and firefighters uncovered several materials used in meth production at the scene, and there is a history of drug activity at Ward's home, the trooper said.


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