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Downtown Joplin building explodes, no injuries

Downtown Joplin building explodes, no injuries

August 23rd, 2011 in News

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - A downtown Joplin building exploded and burst into flames early Tuesday.

The Joplin Fire Department says no injuries were reported after the fire at the Wholesale Auto Paint Store. The two-story building was unoccupied when the explosion occurred about 4:45 a.m.

The building, owned by Bob and Jan Gaskill, Joplin, was declared a total loss.

Investigators are still on the scene trying to determine the cause of the explosion.