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Meth lab suspected in house explosion

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BLACKSHEAR, GA (WTOC) -

A Pierce County man suffered burns in a house fire that started from an explosion, but sheriff's investigators said Tuesday the man faces additional troubles.

Investigators tell WTOC the home on Willie Bowen Road exploded around noon Monday.

Fire and hazmat crews worked several hours to put out the fire and contain what they believe was a meth lab at the house.

Investigators said Stephen Keith Gill, 44, lived in the home with his mother and his son.

They escaped the fire without injuries. Gill was taken to the burn center in Augusta for treatment. Investigators said charges are pending.

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