WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) responded to a fire involving a meth lab at the Willimantic apartment complex Monday.
DEEP confirmed, their “Emergency Response Unit personnel, along with local police and fire departments, State Narcotics, and the Drug Enforcement Administration responded to a fire involving a one-pot methamphetamine lab at the 560 Main St. apartment building” Monday afternoon.
The building was evacuated and officials are working to secure the chemicals.
DEEP and other emergency services personnel remain on the scene while the scene is being processed.
Main Street was shut down from just after the Frog Bridge to Clark Street, and the area roads have since reopened.
Just after 7:30 p.m. Monday, DEEP reported their investigation was complete. All hazardous materials and chemicals have been removed from the scene. Two of the units in the building remain unfit for occupancy; residents from the rest of the building are allowed to reenter their homes.