One person was injured Monday morning in a fire in the basement of a house on Woodbine Drive where investigators later found a "drug lab," Lexington police said.
The victim, whose name was not released, suffered possibly life-threatening injuries, Battalion Chief Todd Samuelson said. A father and son were home at the time; the son was the one with injuries, Samuelson said.
After the fire was extinguished, police found the drug lab in the house, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said, but she didn't have any other details.
The male who was injured was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in a private vehicle, said Battalion Chief Joe Best. He said firefighters first learned that someone had been hurt when the hospital called to ask that he be transferred to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. His condition was not immediately available.
"The nature of the injuries, that's very serious," Best said.
About 9:30 a.m. Monday, the fire was reported at 517 Woodbine Drive, off Clays Mill Road and near St. Joseph Hospital.
Firefighters found heavy smoke and flames when they arrived, Samuelson said.
The fire was confined to the basement, but there was smoke damage in the rest of the house.
"This house had an exterior staircase, which made our attack a lot easier," Samuelson said. "A lot of times we have to go down a staircase inside the house, and that makes the attack a lot harder."