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SLIDELL, La. -- St. Tammany deputies are investigating an explosion at a meth lab in Slidell that sent one person to the hospital.

The explosion happened around 5 p.m. at the Sandpiper Apartment Complex in the 4700 block of Pontchartrain Drive.

The meth lab was reportedly located inside one of the apartments. Hazmat crews were on the scene for several hours.

Nearby residents were evacuated during the cleanup, but we're told they have been allowed to return to their homes.

Officials said one person was airlifted to a Baton Rouge burn center, but they haven't reported any other injuries or arrests.

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