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May 28, 2008

Tift County--  A Tift County man is being treated for severe burns after an early morning meth lab explosion.

Not much is left of the mobile home at 145 Pines Drive in Ty Ty. Fire units responded to heavy flames about 3 Wednesday morning.

After most of the fire was under control, firefighters entered the back of the home and discovered what appeared to be a meth lab. Fire officials say meth labs can have deadly consequences.

"The gentleman who was burned is lucky he wasn't killed and if in fact there was another person there, they're lucky they weren't hurt or killed so it could have been a lot worse," said Tifton-Tift County Fire Department Administrator Michael Coleman.

The name of the injured man wasn't available at the time of this report but we're told he suffered burns on 60-percent of his body.

He was taken to Tift Regional before being transfreed to the Still Burn Center in Augusta. The state fire marshal's office and the Tift County Sheriff's office are investigating.

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