Brandon, Florida -- Hillsborough County Fire Rescue units responded to reports of an explosion in the Brandon area.
They say it occurred in a barn at the rear of the residence on Center Ave in Riverview.
Neighbors who heard the boom reportedly saw a man on fire running from the shed. He suffered burns to 80 percent of his body.
Medical personnel transported him to Tampa General Hospital.
HAZMAT officials and detectives trained in investigating clandestine labs are now looking to verify if the explosion was caused by a meth lab operation.
10 News will continue with updates as they become available.