DNR requests hunters be on lookout for meth lab activity

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Minnesota deer hunters are being asked by the Department of Natural Resources to be on the lookout for methamphetamine lab activity, KSTP-TV reports.

The request comes as the DNR notes the increase of meth labs on public lands, including state parks, state forests and wildlife management areas.

The DNR says signs of a meth lab include large quantities of common household products.

"Used as designed, these household products are generally safe," the DNR says. "Mixed together, they can become explosive and/or give off toxic fumes."

The DNR has posted a list of chemicals and equipment that hunters, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts should look for.

Earlier this week, a man in southeastern Minnesota was burned in an explosion involving a suspected meth lab, the Star Tribune reports.

The Houston County Sheriff's Department says the man, 50, suffered severe burns in the explosion and was taken to a burn center for treatment.

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