Second Fire Strikes Belle-Area Charcoal Plant

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MARIES COUNTY - Firefighter responded Friday for the second time in a week to a charcoal plant near Belle for a fire. Crews were called to the Kingsford Charcoal plant on Highway 314 around 5:30 a.m. to find one building on fire.  Fire officials said that 15 departments total responded to the blaze. Fire official said they have the fire contained as of mid-afternoon, but not completely under control. Firefighters report no injuries from the blaze.  They are investigating the cause.

Sweet Treats Bakery & More in Belle has set up a drop-off point to send firefighters food, water, and other items. The site is located at 211 South Vienna Avenue in Belle.