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Nesselrodt & Campbell Gin in Lilbourn 'total loss' after fire rips though building

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NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

The building that houses the Nesselrodt-Campbell Gin Company caught on fire late Wednesday night.

According to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, firefighters were dispatched around 9:42 p.m. to the building on south 3rd Street in Lilbourn.

Fire Chief Dave McClarty says the fire started in the middle of the building and spread.

The building's metal roof made fighting the fire difficult.

McClarty says the building is a total loss.

The cause is under investigation. However, McClarty says at this time the fire is not considered suspicious.

The gin hasn't been in use for at least 10 years, according to McClarty. The owner still uses the building, though, mainly as an office.

Firefighters from New Madrid and Portageville also helped put out the fire.

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