RIO LINDA (CBS13) – A fire sparked up overnight at an auto repair shop in Rio Linda was caused by a drug lab explosion, say authorities.

Deputies are now searching for a male who left the scene of the fire just before authorities arrived.

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The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday off Blacktop Road and West Elkhorn Boulevard. Firefighters say when they arrived they found a fire coming through one of the bay doors, as well as the roof.

Once inside, firefighters encountered a number of challenges, including a propane tank that was on fire, according to a statement from the Sacramento Metro Fire Department.

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No injuries have been reported, but the building has extensive damage. Investigators say the fire was caused by a honey oil lab operating at the location.

Deputies have not released a description of the suspect.

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