This photo provided by the Ashtabula Division of Fire shows a room at Park Haven Nursing Home where a Sunday night fire caused by a meth lab in the room killed one person and injured six others. (Ashtabula F.D./AP)
Ashtabula, Ohio (WKYC) -- One person was killed and six injured when a homemade meth lab exploded at a nursing home in Ohio this weekend, the local fire chief tells WKYC-TV.
"It's a first," Ashtabula fire chief Ron Pristera says of Sunday night's fire at Park Haven Nursing home.
He describes the meth operation as a "pop bottle, shake-and-bake lab."
Pristera says the man who died was among three residents and two non-residents hospitalized. Two others were treated at the scene.
One of the injured was a pregnant nurse who helped several people flee the building, WKYC reports.
A sprinkler system contained most of the fire.
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive illegal stimulant often cooked in homes with flammable components. State officials say more than 300 meth labs were broken up last year.
A lawyer for the nursing home, which houses about 40 people, has declined to comment, the Associated Press reports.