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Nine officers injured in Estill Springs meth fire

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, TN (Times Free Press) -- A meth lab fire Sunday night in Franklin County injured nine officers who answered a domestic violence call in Estill Springs.

A woman called authorities around 8:30 p.m. CST from the All Seasons Campground in Estill Springs, Tenn., where she said Sherman Hargrove, of 1486 Decherd Estill Road Lot #13, Winchester, Tenn., had been assaulting her all day and that he had a methamphetamine lab and chemicals for production of the clandestine drug, according to Franklin County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Chris Guess.

The woman said Hargrove had "threatened harm to anyone who came to the residence to confront him," Guess said in a release.

Franklin County deputies were assisting Estill Springs Police and had set up a perimeter around a trailer at the campground and tried to make contact with Hargrove. Failing that, officers tried to get through the door, Guess said.

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