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Meth burns suspect, starts house fire

One suspect was treated for chemical burns after a container failed while making meth, police said.

The Defiance Police Department and members of the Multi Area Narcotics Task Force were called to a house fire Friday in the 1000 block of Colgate Avenue in Defiance.

Those arrested on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine include: Zachary D. Hancock, 23, of Keppler Road in Defiance; Alissa A. Andrews, 28, and Kurtis D. Puckett, 26, both of the Colgate address; and Justin M. Mann, 19, of Tempe Road in Fremont, Ohio.

They were being held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio and were scheduled to appear in Defiance Municipal Court on Monday.

The police did not say which suspect was injured. The living room was damaged by the fire.

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