An Oconee County man who was flown to an Atlanta hospital for treatment of burns to his face authorities believe were caused by a small-scale methamphetamine lab explosion remains hospitalized.
Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said Wednesday that charges have not been filed against the man but they are pending.
Oconee Fire and Rescue personnel were called to a house in the 1000 block of East Haven Trail just before 11 p.m. on Feb. 14 in response to a kitchen fire, according to a report. When they arrived, they say they fire was already out, but a resident was burned.
The man was taken to Malcom Bridge Elementary School by National EMS for a helicopter transport.
Around 1:30 a.m., the Fire Department was called back to the house after the Sheriff's Office determined there was a suspected meth lab, an administrative assistant for the Fire Department said. They assisted an Athens-Clarke County Haz-Mat team in securing the hazardous materials, she said.