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

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Fire crews were called to the American Walnut Company just after 5 o'clock this morning. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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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