Fire Causes Damage at American Walnut Co. in St. Joseph

Published 01/24 2012 07:08AM

Updated 01/24 2012 09:00PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A fire caused extensive damage at a St. Joseph manufacturing facility this morning.

Inspectors are still trying to determine what caused the fire at American Walnut Company at 2801 S. 2nd Street.

A company spokesman said the fire started in a production area. The company makes wood gunstock blanks.

The fire halted production in the damaged area, but the rest of the plant is still operating.

The plant employs about 70 people.

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