The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a “shake and bake” meth lab explosion at a condominium on Okaloosa Island.
Firefighters responded to Island Princess Condos at 520 Santa Rosa Boulevard around 6 a.m. Friday morning. Law enforcement officials were notified to respond after it was determined that the fire appeared to have been caused by an explosion involving a make-shift meth lab in a condo on the 5th floor.
The method called “shake and bake” is used to make meth in a soda bottle with crushed cold pills and household chemicals. It is extremely volatile with the potential for serious or deadly toxicity or explosions.
No occupants were on the scene when emergency responders arrived and no injuries have been reported at this time.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office