Man suffers severe burns in Johnston County meth lab explosion
Posted December 17, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
Pine Level, N.C. — A 22-year-old man was airlifted to the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center Wednesday night after an explosion in a mobile home on Bizzell Grove Church Road, located between Pine Level and Princeton, authorities said.
A preliminary investigation indicates the home was a meth lab, investigators said.
The man, whose name has not been released, suffered burns to at least 30 percent of his body, authorities said. The victim has two children, but they were not at the home at the time of the explosion.
The incident was the county's third meth lab discovery of the day, sixth since Friday and 40th of the year, investigators added.
Two people were arrested Wednesday at a meth lab on the 100 block of Duchess Drive. Three others were arrested earlier Wednesday at a home on Ennis Road near Willow Springs.