Police say a Modesto tri-plex damaged by fire Saturday housed a methamphetamine lab and had an illegal electrical hookup in the garage where the fire started.
Firefighters initially thought the blaze was started by the illegal hookup, but reconsidered after the meth lab was discovered. Investigators say they don´t know who was using the garage and no suspects have been identified.
The fire was reported just after 10:00 AM in one of the garages of the tri-plex located on Tully road. No one was injured in the blaze but five people were re-located to temporary housing.
Officials estimate the damage to be around $150,000 dollars.