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Firefighters find suspected drug lab during Chicago apartment fire

Drug lab discovered at River North apartment building
Drug lab discovered at River North apartment building 00:23

Chicago firefighters battling a blaze in River North called for a hazardous materials team after discovering a suspected narcotics lab inside an apartment. 

The Chicago Fire Department responded to a blaze in the River North neighborhood.  Chicago Fire Department

The fire broke out on Friday at 11:30 p.m. in the 300 block of West Illinois Street. 

Officials said the tanks and more equipment were "being used for an unknown reason inside the residence." Police said they were conducting a narcotics investigation. 

The Drug Enforcement Agency assisted Chicago Police with "lab cleanup."

Officials said nobody was home then, and there were no injuries. 

Area Three Detectives continue to investigate the incident.

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