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Meth Lab Explosion Severely Burns Bartlesville Man

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Rolling Hills Apartment complex is located at the corner of Barlow and Nowata Road. Rolling Hills Apartment complex is located at the corner of Barlow and Nowata Road.
Police Chief Tom Holland tells The News On 6 he is confident this was a working meth lab. Police Chief Tom Holland tells The News On 6 he is confident this was a working meth lab.

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BARTLESVILLE, OK -- Bartlesville police and fire investigators are looking for evidence Thursday after a meth lab exploded overnight. 

It happened at the Rolling Hills Apartment complex at the corner of Barlow and Nowata Road. 

Witnesses told Bartlesville Police they saw a severely burned man run from the apartment complex shortly after the explosion. 

Police searched the area and say they spotted him twice, once near a church and once at a nursery business, and a Washington County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit located the man under a nearby truck.

They say he was clinging to the truck's drive shaft, lifting himself off the ground. 

The man was transported to a Bartlesville hospital and then transported a Tulsa hospital's burn unit with severe burns. 

Bartlesville police say a woman and two children, ages 2 and 3, were also in the apartment, but were not harmed. 

The children are now in the custody of DHS. 

Police Chief Tom Holland tells The News On 6 he is confident this was a working meth lab. 

Although he isn't releasing the suspect's name at this time, he says it is a man they are familiar with. 

Holland says if the man recovers from his injuries he will be arrested.

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