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Fire destroys Jackson business
A fire destroyed a section of a 23-year-old family-owned business in Jackson early Thursday morning.
The shop at the rear of Busey Truck Equipment Company, Inc., 1840 S. Farmington Road, went up in flames at approximately 7:30 a.m.
According to Jackson firefighter Steve Baugh, the fire was unintentional and started while an employee was welding a piece of machinery.
Baugh said sparks from the welding torch ignited a flammable liquid.
Two employees received minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital. Jacob Beine, 25, and Lucas Beine, 27, both received third degree burns on their legs, said their mother, DeeAnn Beine.
Check out Friday's Southeast Missourian for more details.