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Two burned after meth lab inside Dade City home explodes

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2 burned after meth lab inside home explodes

Two people were burned — one severely — when a methamphetamine lab exploded Tuesday evening inside a Dade City home, the Pasco Sheriff's Office said. The home is in the area of 14th Street and Long Avenue. Both victims, a man and a woman, were flown to a hospital for treatment after the explosion around 5:15 p.m., sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin said. Their identities were not immediately released. A team specially trained in meth-lab cleanup was called to the location, Tobin said.

COUNTYWIDE

Schools, offices are closing Friday

Pasco County government offices and services, including the courts, constitutional offices, libraries, parks and public transit, will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. Pasco schools will be closed Friday as well. The Tax Collector's Office also will be closed Saturday. Other county facilities will be open Saturday, including libraries, parks, public transportation and the animal shelter. Government offices will resume normal services on Monday.

HUDSON

Golf event in April benefits school

Moon Lake Elementary School will host a "Tee it up for Technology" golf tournament at 1 p.m. April 30 at Beacon Woods Golf Course, 12507 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. Cost is $40 a player or $160 a team. Sponsor a hole for $25 to $100. Proceeds will go to purchasing technology for the school. Team information and payment is needed by Saturday. For information, to register, or become a sponsor, contact Steve Loveless at Moon Lake Elementary (727) 774-4600, or cell (813) 362-6222.

SHADY HILLS

Earth Day event offers recycling

Covanta will host its 15th annual Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 at Crews Lake Wilderness Park, featuring a native plant sale, a Croc Encounters reptile show, earth-friendly children's crafts, education booths, a ladybug release, and rain barrel and composting workshops. Several recycling programs will be available, too. Anyone who turns in a mercury-containing device will get a $5 Walmart gift card. People may drop off unused or expired medications for safe disposal. And people may bring in household electronics, including computers, monitors and cell phones for recycling; people may drop off two televisions for free, but will be charged $7 each for any additional monitors. The park is at 16739 Crews Lake Drive.

LAND O'LAKES

For little ones, a chance to shine

Pasco Parks and Recreation will host the "Pee Wee Olympics" from 1 to 3 p.m. May 14. The noncompetitive event features Olympic-style games for children ages 3 to 5. Cost is $1 per child; registration deadline is May 11. The event will be held at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway. For information call (813) 929-1220.

Pasco deaths

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Two burned after meth lab inside Dade City home explodes 04/19/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 9:05pm]
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