2 firefighters injured in meth lab blaze
Two people also face possible arson charges
By Mark Todd
CONNEAUT, Ohio — Two Conneaut firefighters were injured battling a Tuesday morning house fire on Marshall Street that may have been started by a methamphetamine-making operation, according to reports.
One firefighter, Fire Station 1 Capt. John Chapin, suffered a possible fractured arm when he slipped on ice while dragging a hose to the blaze, said Assistant Fire Chief Steve Sanford. A second firefighter suffered a minor wrist injury but will not lose any work time, Sanford said.
Meanwhile, two occupants of the house face possible arson charges because the chemicals and products used to make the drug put first-responders — police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians — at risk, said Police Chief Charles Burlingham. State investigators are weighing the felony charges, he said.