The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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January 17, 2014

Carthage firefighters douse blaze at boot factory

— CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Carthage Fire Department extinguished a factory fire Thursday morning at the Justin Boot plant and a grass fire that burned about 40 acres of field northeast of town.

Fire Chief Chris Thompson said firefighters were called at 8:10 a.m. to the Justin Boot plant at 2236 Missouri Ave. after a fire started in a dust collection system. The fire, which was confined to a bin outside the plant, produced smoke throughout the plant. No injuries were reported, Thompson said.

At 11:08 a.m., the department responded to the grass fire at 7500 Kafir Road. It took firefighters about two hours to extinguish the flames. No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged, according to the fire chief.

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