Tulsa Police: Roommates Ran After Starting Meth Lab Fire

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 9:37 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Some Tulsa residents were left to put out a meth lab fire after their roommates ran from the scene, police say.

Tulsa firefighters responded to a house fire and found a meth lab overnight Saturday in the 4100 block of South Zunis. When firefighters arrived at the home at about 2 a.m., they were told the fire was already out.

The firefighters went into the back bedroom where the fire started to make sure everything was all right. They saw what appeared to be the components of a meth lab and called the Hazardous Materials squad to the scene.

Hazmat investigators confirmed that there was a meth lab in the bedroom and called Tulsa police to the scene.

Police found that the three men who were apparently cooking methamphetamines ran out the back door after the fire started, leaving the other roommates to deal with the problem.

Police did not take the other roommates into custody but returned to the house after one of the three males believed to have been involved with the meth lab returned home. He was taken into custody.