Vermont law enforcement authorities suspect a clandestine meth lab maybe the cause of a Saturday fire, which left one male with severe burns. The Vt. State Police Arson unit was called to investigate a fire involving a camper on Bayley Road in Ryegate. The victim was taken to cottage hospital and later flown to Boston. He is in serious condition.
The occupants of the house next to the camper were evacuated to a neighboring residence for the evening.
Troopers secured the area and on Sunday. The Vermont State Police Clan Lab team, Vermont Hazardous Materials Response Team, Ryegate Fire Department and Woodsville, NH ambulances returned to the scene. Hazardous materials and chemicals that were used in the manufacturing of Meth were located and secured. The materials were disposed of accordingly residents were allowed to access to the property. No materials were located in the main residence. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the investigation is ongoing at this time.