Fire That Shutdown I-10 Linked To Meth Lab Gone Wrong

March 10, 2012

Authorities believe a fire earlier this week that shutdown I-10 across Escambia Bay and snarled Pensacola area traffic was caused by a meth lab.

The Florida Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement said Friday that officers searched the area where the fire originated and found evidence linked to the one-pot — or “shake and bake” — method of producing methamphetamine.

While the exact cause is not certain, based upon what was found at the scene – melted plastic bottles and other items used to make meth – investigators suspect it was a malfunction of a shaker bottle that started the fire.

The fire ultimately consumed about 98 acres  plus a 10 acre fire on an island that was sparked by embers from the first fire.


5 Responses to “Fire That Shutdown I-10 Linked To Meth Lab Gone Wrong”

  1. David Huie Green on March 11th, 2012 8:43 am

    Alright you meth lab operators.
    Be good citizens.
    Watch your operations.
    And keep fire extinguishers on hand.

    Sheesh, some of them act like criminals the way they don’t avoid hazards.

    David pretending surprise

  2. hawghead on March 10th, 2012 5:25 pm

    It’s time to crackdown on Meth……If you really want to get rid of then you make it a mandatory 20yrs. for possesion and Life for manufactoring it….I promise people will start thinking twice before the mess with it…..something needs to be done about meth……It’s becoming the root of all crime….I say crackdown hard ……

  3. Local on March 10th, 2012 4:23 am

    As opposed to a meth lab gone right?…….. Just struck me funny. I hope they find out who was responsible. I’m sure they will – idiots like that will be boasting and get turned in.

  4. Liar on March 10th, 2012 4:03 am

    I certainly hope they were burned! Not because I particularly wish HARM on anyone, but so it might be that much easier to catch the people responsible for such irresponsible, rampant destruction and chaos. The thought they might have been injured, I’d consider a bonus. ;)

  5. 429SCJ on March 10th, 2012 2:51 am

    I wonder if the operator was burned?

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