FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 8, 2014
On Thursday, 08 May 2014, the Bethlehem Police Department and the Bethlehem Fire Department responded to 746 Linden Street in the City of Bethlehem on the report of a structure fire at that location.
Upon arrival, fire was observed on the third floor of that address. The fire, contained to the third floor, was quickly extinguished by Bethlehem firefighters.
Police officers at the scene received information that a methamphetamine lab was located on the third floor and may have been responsible for the fire. Bethlehem firefighters did locate evidence of a methamphetamine lab on the third floor. While checking the basement of 746 Linden Street, Bethlehem firefighters located evidence of a second methamphetamine lab in the basement of that address. A search warrant for 746 Linden Street was prepared for the residence. The Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab team responded to the scene to process and collect the evidence. Investigators from the police department and fire department are examining the scene to determine cause and origin of the fire.
The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are pending. No further information will be released at this time.