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Meth lab suspect in Tell Street fire

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TELL CITY– An evening fire in the 1600 block of Tell Street Tuesday injured one man and sent another to jail on drug charges. 

Police said a meth lab triggered the blaze in a small camper parked near the home of Eldred Nix at 1630 Tell Street. 

Police said Michael W. Faucett suffered burns to his hands and face. A state-fire marshal’s representative was at the scene that night. 

Eldrid Nix was later charged with possessing methamphetamine and chemical reagents and maintaining a common nuisance. Charges against Faucett are pending.