Large fire rips through charcoal plant near Salem, Missouri

Large fire rips through charcoal plant near Salem, Missouri

Large fire rips through charcoal plant near Salem, Missouri

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by KMOV.com staff

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Posted on October 4, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 5 at 5:42 AM

Salem, Missouri

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SALEM, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Salem police confirm a large fire ripped through a charcoal plant north of town on Thursday night.

Police say the fire started at the Royal Oak Charcoal Plant near Highway 19 and Highway JJ around 9 p.m.

Half a dozen fire departments, including Rolla, St. James, Montauk, Dent County, and Lenox reported to the scene to contain the blaze.

The fire was burning in a large production facility building filled with "ready light" charcoal. This type of charcoal is primed with a flammable agent to make it catch fire more quickly.

The blaze was under control as of Friday morning.

No injuries have been reported.

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for the latest information.

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