Meth lab suspected in apartment blast that hurt three

An explosion, possibly caused by a meth lab, injured 3 and lead to evacuations.

Authorities in suburban Detroit say they suspect a meth lab was the cause of an explosion at an apartment complex that injured three people, started a fire and forced the occupants of 16 units to flee.

Authorities say the blast happened about 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Beachwood Apartments.

The complex is in Macomb County's Harrison Township, next to Mount Clemens and about 20 miles northeast of Detroit.

Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Seehase says investigators are seeking to confirm indications that a meth operation triggered the blast. Two of the injured were treated at the scene and the third went to a hospital for burns.

The Red Cross was helping those who were evacuated.