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Man injured in reported drug lab explosion

About 3:17 p.m. Wednesday, police and fire personnel responded to the report of a structure fire at the Forest Manor, a multi-unit two story apartment complex at 3754 Forest Ave. in South Lake Tahoe. As firefighters began to extinguish flames from unit 1 downstairs, police officers assisted with the evacuation of the entire complex. Barek Madden, 23, was taken from apartment No. 1 where he lives and placed in the back of an ambulance. He suffered third degree burns to his face, arms and upper body. His friend, 22-year-old Schuyler VanFleet was uninjured, but sustained singed hair, eyebrows and beard. …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 4, 2012 11:03AM Published Oct 4, 2012 10:58AM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.