Investigators find meth lab materials at scene of Chapel Hill fire

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | 11:10 a.m. CST; updated 8:38 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 15, 2013

COLUMBIA—The Columbia Fire Department found possible meth lab materials at the scene of last week's fire at 2214 Chapel Hill Road. 

Battalion Chief Brad Fraizer said the materials, consistent with a methamphetamine lab, were found on the day of the fire. The investigation is still open, according to a release from the Fire Department.

The fire on Jan. 9 destroyed a multi-level home and killed two dogs. No one was injured in the fire.

According to the release, the suspect materials were found in the garage on the property, where the fire had started. However, the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Investigators from the fire and police departments have interviewed the residents of the property and their acquaintances. The release said some interviewees had been cooperative and some had not. 

One person investigators would like to interview cannot be found. 

The investigation remains open. Anyone with relevant information can call the fire department at 874-7556.

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