Curryville Fire Blamed on Methamphetamine Lab
(CURRYVILLE)-- Investigators say a fire that gutted a Curryville home August 7 is the result of a meth-making operation.
Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte said in a release that items used in production of the illegal drug were found in the home at 308 West Maple in Curryville.
Twelve separate calls to 911 were made about the fire and three explosions shortly after 5:30 a.m. August 7. One of the explosions was caused by a small propane tank bursting. Two people inside the home at the time were injured. They were identified as Samantha Wilson and Joe Moss. As of mid-afternoon Monday, no criminal charges had been filed.
The Missouri Fire Marshal’s office, Eolia Fire District hazardous materials equipment and the East Central Drug Task Force were among those called to the scene. Korte says the investigation continues.