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Meth lab explodes inside vehicle in Anderson Twp store parking lot

A meth lab exploded inside a vehicle in an Anderson Township store parking lot late Thursday. (FOX19 NOW file) A meth lab exploded inside a vehicle in an Anderson Township store parking lot late Thursday. (FOX19 NOW file)
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Authorities are searching for two suspects after a methamphetamine lab blew up inside a vehicle in a store parking lot Thursday night.

Township fire crews and deputies with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office responded to Remke Bigg's, 5218 Beechmont Ave., after receiving a 7:15 p.m. report of a vehicle fire, said Lt. Pete Enderle,the overnight sheriff's supervisor.

When they arrived, the fire already had extinguished itself inside the teal 2000 Dodge Durango.

A witness told authorities he saw the explosion ignite inside the Dodge and then a flaming object shot from the vehicle onto the ground.

Two men inside jumped out. One of them grabbed the item that blew out, and the duo ran off.

Authorities found a pot that was cooking meth inside the Dodge and concluded that started the blaze, Enderle said.

The suspects remain at large and are described as white and in their 30s. They wore dark clothing and blue jeans. One of the men had a skull cap; the other wore a red baseball hat.

They likely suffered upper body burns. Sheriff's deputies put area hospitals on alert for burn victims.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Hamilton County Sheriff's Regional Narcotic Unit, known as RENU: 513-352-DOPE, or Crime Stoppers: 513-352-3040.

Or, email tips to RENU: renu@sheriff.hamilton-co.org

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