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Marion House Fire Caused By Meth Lab

MARION, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities in eastern Iowa responding to a house fire found that and something else -- a meth lab.

The Marion Police Department says a fire at the rental house was reported around 5:30 a.m. Friday.

One man, the only person at the house, escaped without injury.

Police say during the course of investigating the fire, items used to make methamphetamine were found in the house, and investigators say the origin of the fire appears to have been related to a meth lab.

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Police say charges are pending, and the investigation continues.

The rental property sustained heavy fire and smoke damage.

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