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Explosion injures three at San Diego motel

Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:44 PM

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- An explosion of an apparent drug lab injured three people and damaged a San Diego motel Wednesday, police said.

Investigators suspected guests at the Heritage Inn in the city's Midway district were cooking a batch of methamphetamine or some other illicit drug in a second-floor room when the blast occurred late Wednesday morning, police said.

The explosion blew out a wall, sent window glass flying and sparked a fire that spread to the third story and the roof of the motel, firefighters told KNSD-TV, San Diego.

Witnesses said one victim was burned from head to foot. All three of the injured were transported by ambulance to hospitals.

The motel is located approximately 1 mile from Sea World.

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