Possible Meth Fire Destroys Centralia Mobile HomeA fire that started in a trash can on the back porch spread throughout a mobile home occupied by Dave Millner and Debra Walker at 1619 Campfire Lane off Raccoon Lake Saturday afternoon. A large number of items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were allegedly found in the home leading to Millner's arrest. Walker was questioned, but was later released without being charge.
The two were home at the time and were trying to extinguish the fire with extinguishers as the Centralia City Fire Department arrived. However, the fire had spread throughout the attic area and the home ended up being gutted by fire. The two also lost all of their possessions. Damage to the mobile home was estimated at $14,000, with an additional $10,000 damage to the contents. The State Fire Marshall's office was called in to try and determine the cause of the fire.
The State Police Meth Response Team was called to clean up and collect evidence of the meth production. While no official cause has been released on the fire, firemen were told there was some meth waste in the trash can where the fire is believed to have originated. While firemen knocked down the blaze in about a half hour, they had to wait for the meth response team before putting out hot spots and wrapping up their efforts. The home is owned by Wesley Davis of Centralia. All available Centralia City Firemen were called in to help fight the fire and the Centralia Fire Protection District brought a tanker to the scene for additional water.
Millner was charged with alleged possession of methamphetamine, possession of meth manufacturing materials and using or allowing use of property for meth manufacturing. In addition to the meth allegedly found in the house, police also found a cooler filled with manufacturing materials in Millner's boat. A neighbor reported that Millner had moved the boat to his property before firefighters arrived. Millner remained in the Marion County Jail Sunday morning.
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