Deputies: North Carolina man blows himself up in meth lab

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
William Tracy Allen Jr.
William Tracy Allen Jr.
image courtesy Onslow County Sheriff's Department

HUBERT, NC (WTVD) -- A 30-year-old Onslow County man is being treated in Chapel Hill after deputies say he blew himself up in a meth lab.

It happened Tuesday in Hubert, North Carolina.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Department said 30-year-old William Tracy Allen Jr. was driven to a volunteer fire department with severe burns on his hands and forearms.

He told firefighters he was injured while burning firewood.

But firefighters were later called to a storage building on fire. Deputies then linked Allen to the blaze. They said there was a meth lab in the building.

Allen has not been charged while he's being treated.

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