No evidence of meth lab found inside Buffalo home

Posted at 6:05 AM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 11:35:44-04

Buffalo firefighters spent about four hours investigating a possible meth lab, early Friday morning, inside a home Potomac Avenue and Hoyt Street.

Firefighters were first called to the scene around 4:30 a.m. Our photographer was pushed approximately one block away from the scene due to safety concerns.

Division Chief Michael Tuberdyke said they were called for a ringing alarm, inside the four unit apartment building.  It's unclear what caused the alarm to go off. 

Firefighters said they smelled something strange when they arrived.  Neighbors said there were indications of a possible meth lab inside the home.  No source of the odor was found.

Firefighters say there was nothing found at the scene that indicates meth was being made in the home.

There was someone in the second floor apartment who initially refused to come out.  Once firefighters went in and took the person out, they established they were okay.

No one was arrested.

Tenants were allowed back inside around 8:00 a.m. Friday.

Firefighters say they're called to investigations like this on a more frequent basis.  Tuberdyke said it amounts to three or four times each year.

It's unclear if Buffalo police will investigate any further.