Saturday fire dry roasts Kansas City Folgers Coffee plant, damage limited

Monday, December 14, 2009 | 11:50 a.m. CST

KANSAS CITY — A weekend fire at the Folgers Coffee plant in downtown Kansas City caused about $50,000 in damage.

Battalion Chief Joe Vitale told The Kansas City Star that the fire appeared to have been smoldering for some time before it was discovered Saturday.

It took firefighters about 40 minutes to control the fire, which was contained to a relatively small area.

The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known.

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