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Nursing home with meth lab fire was cited in 2011

March 7, 2012 • National News


In this photo taken Sunday, March 4, 2012, residents, left, wait on an enclosed porch while firefighters check out a fire and explosion caused by a meth lab in a room at Park Haven Nursing Home in Ashtabula, Ohio. The fire killed one person and injured six. (AP Photo/The Star-Beacon, Robert Lebzelter)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The northeast Ohio nursing home where a man was killed and several other people were injured in a fire from a methamphetamine lab was cited last year for inadequate care and numerous other violations, state records show.

An initial investigation of the Sunday fire at Park Haven Home in Ashtabula, east of Cleveland, indicated the blaze broke out in a room where someone apparently had brought in what was needed to make meth, rather than a room used as a makeshift lab, the Ohio Department of Health said.

“It sounds like this was more of a problem with a visitor than a resident,” department spokeswoman Login to read more

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