Meth lab explosion suspected after house near Goose Creek bursts into flame

An explosion was reported before this house on Aldene Avenue burst into flames Wednesday.

A house near two Berkeley County schools burst into flames Wednesday afternoon, and investigators were checking whether a meth lab exploded.

The house is in on Aldene Avenue, which is off Red Bank Road near Sedgefield Middle School and Goose Creek High School. The fire was reported about 5:15 p.m., and flames were coming from the roof when firefighters arrived.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office drug unit was coordinating the investigation, which was expected to continue late into the night.

A man and woman were seen running from the house, Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Moon said. Deputies arrested a suspect who turned out to be wanted on a warrant on charges of making meth. Justin Wright, 21, was arrested on the oustanding warrant and was also being questioned about the house fire, Moon said.

Arson investigators were going through the house to try to determine how the fire started. A hazmat team was also at the scene.