Hornell Meth Lab Operation Goes Up in Flames

Local News

A structure fire in Hornell turns out to be a meth lab operation gone wrong.

Around 2 a.m. Friday morning, Hornell firefighters responded to a structure fire at 9 Olive Place after smoke was seen coming out of a window.

According to the Hornell Fire Chief, that bedroom in an apartment had extensive fire damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and the scene is now a crime scene after chemicals and containers typically used for meth production were found in the bedroom.

Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Bakers says it is believed a meth lab was being operated on the premises. 

Two people were seen running from the home, one of which was on fire.

An infant child and multiple pets were in the home at the time of the fire, but all escaped safely.

Police have one of those suspects in custody this afternoon and are looking for the other.

18 News crews on scene say Hornell Fire Department, New York State Police and the Humane Society are on the scene.

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