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‘Clandestine lab’ found at Lakeland Village house fire, DEA says

By in Press Enterprise on November 9, 2017

By Brian Rokos

A “clandestine lab” was found when firefighters battled a late-night house fire in Lakeland Village on Friday, Nov. 3, a Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman said Wednesday.

Special Agent Tim Massino, who works out of the DEA’s Los Angeles office, said he could not be more specific about the type of lab because of the ongoing investigation.

The fire caused $60,000 damage, fire officials said. No injuries were reported.

The Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in a single-family house in the 19000 block of Grand Avenue at 11:27 p.m. Friday. Heavy smoke was coming from the attic. Firefighters had the flames contained within about 40 minutes.

Firefighters at some point called for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to respond. A sheriff’s spokesman referred questions about the investigation to the DEA.

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