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Firefighters injured, discover meth lab at condo fire

8 firefighters were hospitalized with respiratory disorders, all have been released

By Shannon McFarland
The Sarasota Herald Tribune 

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — Mildred Lentini, 92, has lived in the Lido Regency Condominium for 20 years. She and other residents of the beachfront condo a few blocks from St. Armands Circle would hardly expect a forced evacuation because of a fire from a suspected methamphetamine lab in their building.

But Lentini, who needs a wheelchair, found herself being carried down the condo's steps by firefighters, who ordered the building's evacuation Tuesday morning because of concerns oxygen tanks and hazardous chemicals in a 12th-floor unit could explode.

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