Meth lab suspected in Shelby Twp. house blast; 1 hurt

Mark Hicks, The Detroit News

Shelby Township authorities are investigating a Friday blast related to a suspected meth lab that left one person injured.

This is the Ford Crown Victoria sedan that a severely-burned man drove to Planet Fitness at 23 Mile Road and Van Dyke in Shelby Township to take a shower after being burned from a reported meth lab fire at his home.

Township police and fire crews were called to the 8000 block of Wiloray Avenue about 3:40 p.m. after an explosion was reported at a house there, city officials said in a statement.

This is the home at 8681 Wiloray Ave. where a man was severely burned after a reported meth lab fire.

Someone “was seen fleeing the home after the explosion and ... quickly detained a short distance away” at the Planet Fitness near 23 Mile and Van Dyke, the release read.

Shelby Township police officers stand by at the temporarily closed Planet Fitness at 23 Mile Rd. and Van Dyke as they await HAZMAT teams to assess the business after a severely-burned man entered to take a shower after being burned by a reported meth lab fire at his home on Wiloray Ave.

The man was found with burns across his body and rushed to a hospital for treatment, police said. His condition was not immediately available.

Meanwhile, township authorities have determined a possible meth lab operation was connected to the explosion. An investigation is ongoing.