Man running from meth lab fire forces evacuation of Planet Fitness


PLEASANT TODAY STRETCH AHEAD OF US SO WE CAN DRY OUT. MORE ON STORMS AND WHAT IS TO COME AFTER THE WEEKEND IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.>>Devin: HAZMAT TEAMS SWARMING A SHELBY TOWNSHIP NEIGHBORHOOD TONIGHT CLEANING UP INSIDE A HOUSE WHERE POLICE SAY A MAN SET HIMSELF ON FIRE WHILE COOKING METH. THEN HE TRIED TO TAKE A SHOWER AT THE PLANET FITNESS FACILITY DOWN THE STREET WHICH FORCED THE WHOLE JIM TO EVACUATE. IN FACT THEY SHUT DOWN FOR HOURS. WE WILL BE GOING DOWN TO SHELBY TOWNSHIP WHERE THE CLEANUP CONTINUES WHERE ALL THIS STARTED.>>Reporter: THE INVESTIGATORS WILL BE OUT HERE FOR SEVERAL HOURS MORE.
LET ME SET THIS UP FOYOU. THE HOMEOWNER SAYS IT’S A RENTAL THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEXT DOOR OWN IT. THEY HAVE BEEN RENTING IT TO THEIR STEPSON. THEIR STEPSON WAS AT WORK WHEN ALL THIS HAPPENED. THEIR GRANDDAUGHTER LIVES IN THAT HOUSE ALONGWITH A MALE FRIEND OF HERS. IT WAS THAT FRIEND WHO POLICE SAY WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WHOLE MESS. INVESTIGATORS AND HAS MASS SUITS AND GAS MASKS BOTH AT THE HOME AND PLANET FITNESS ABOUT A MILE AWAY DOING TWO THINGS, MAKING SURE KILLER CHEMICALS ARE STILL FLOATING AROUND IN THE AIR AS WELL AS COLLECTING EVIDENCE OF WHAT WENT DOWN HERE.>>THIS INDIVIDUAL WAS WE BELIEVE IN THE PROCESS OF COOKING METHAMPHETAMINES THE EXPLOSION WAS A RESULT OF THAT. HE LIT HIMSELF ON FIRE.>>Reporter: NOW ON FIRE HE GOES OUT OF THIS HOUSE WHICH WAS ALSO ON FIRE, THE NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBORS WHO OWNED THIS HELMET AND ARE RENTING IT TO FAMILY RAN OVER WITH AN EXTINGUISHER. THE SMOKE WAS SO ACIDIC THEY HAD TO GET OUT OF THERE. FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVE AND DEAL WITH THE HOUSE FIRE. MEANWHILE THE GUY WHO HAS CAUSED ALL OF THIS, WHO POLICE TELL US IS IN HIS 30S, HAS DRIVEN DOWN A MILE DOWN THE ROAD TO THE PLANET FITNESS AND GOES RUNNING INTO THE GYM BECAUSE HE WANTS TO TAKE A SHOWER.>>THIS McKAY COMES RUNNING IN WITH NO SHIRT COMES RUNNING IN IT DIDN’T LOOK RIGHT. [SIRENS]>>Reporter: THIS IS THE EMS TAKING HIM AWAY. WE HEAR HE HAS SIGNIFICANT BURNS. HE ALSO LEFT SKIN AND BURNED CLOTHING IN HIS WAKE. THEY ASKED IF THE GYM COULD BE OPENED ONCE IT WAS CLEANED UP. THEY TURNED HIS ATTENTION TO HIS CAR IN THE PARKING LOT, THERE WAS BLEACH AND OTHER ITEMS USED TO COOK METHAMPHETAMINES. THE MAN WHO THEY SAY BECAUSE THIS WHOLE FIRE IS KNOWN TO THEM AND CHARGES ARE PENDING.

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