2 Critically Hurt in Fire at Possible Drug Lab

Two people were badly burned Monday in a blaze at a Van Nuys apartment that police said may have been an illegal drug lab.

The fire started at around 4 p.m. at a complex at 15820 Vanowen Street, fire spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

Firefighters put the blaze out in eight minutes, but a 31-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were taken to area hospitals in critical condition with burns over more than 60% of their bodies, Humphrey said.

LAPD investigators were at the scene after firefighters reported evidence of possible drug activity, Humphrey said.

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