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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Dangerous chemicals, possibly methamphetamine, found inside home of man with chemical burns

Posted: August 27, 2013 - 2:17am
Updated: August 27, 2013 - 2:36pm


Lawrence Police continue to investigate after a man, suffering from burns, contacted officers at a gas station in the 3000 block of Iowa Street. Officers responded to the man's home, in the 2500 block of Crestline Court and called the fire department after finding fuel and other dangerous chemicals. The materials are believed to contain methamphetamine, or other drugs.

More from Operation 100 News' reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were on the scene of a hazardous materials investigation in southern Lawrence this morning.

Crews were dispatched to a duplex in the 2500 block of Crestline Court at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. The incident began after a resident of the Crestline Court address arrived at a gas station near 31st and Iowa streets.

A medic unit was dispatched to the gas station to assess the resident, while other crews were sent to the residence.

A source familiar with the investigation tells Operation 100 News that a 40-year-old man was "exposed to an unknown chemical in his home." The man left his home to find help after he began experiencing symptoms of chemical exposure. His symptoms are said to include red eyes, face and nose.

At 3:20 a.m., the man was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for further treatment. Lawrence Police also requested that the on-call Animal Control Officer be dispatched to the scene to remove at least one dog from the duplex.

At least three fire crews, two medic units, two LDCFM chiefs and Lawrence Police were on the Crestline Court scene. There have been no other injuries reported and no word of any evacuations.

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