- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 30, 2016

CLAYTON, Del. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a Clayton man they say set fire to his garage while making methamphetamine.

Delaware State Police said fire officials found key ingredients for making the drug when they were searching the garage Tuesday after it caught on fire. Authorities say three residents of the property were evacuated and the roadway was closed because they determined the situation to be hazardous.

Police say James F. Sparks has been charged with operating a clandestine laboratory and is being at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $20,000 secured bond. The fire marshal’s office also charged him with arson and three counts of reckless endangering.

Sparks was uninjured in the fire.

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