Apartment fire may have been caused by meth lab explosion

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - An early morning apartment fire left more than a dozen people homeless and led to a police investigation in Tuscaloosa.

Fire erupted at Graceland Apartments just after 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Members of the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force were at the scene. Captain Jeff Snyder confirms they are looking into the possibility that the fire could be the result of a meth lab.

Many in the complex are upset that the fire affects so many families. "Yeah I'm concerned, I'm concerned about everybody," said Jermaine Whitehead, who witnessed the fire. "It's kind of messed up how the apartment caught fire, you know."

No one has been charged with a crime.

One person suffered second degree burns to their hands and face and was rushed to the hospital. Three others were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

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