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PHOTO GALLERY: Firefighters battle blaze in Boonville

Thursday, February 2, 2012 | 1:47 p.m. CST; updated 3:19 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 2, 2012
Boonville firefighters work to put out a fire that started earlier in the morning at Unlimited Opportunities Inc. in Boonville on Thursday. Unlimited Opportunities Inc.'s complex contained a recycling center and resale store that were both affected by the fire.

A large structure fire occurred Thursday morning at Unlimited Opportunities Inc. at 1620 W. Ashley Road in Boonville, which provides housing services and employment opportunities to people with disabilities.

Tim Carmichael, chief of the Boonville Fire Department, said there were no injuries. A ladder truck from the Columbia Fire Department helped the Boonville department fight the fire.

Unlimited Opportunities Inc.'s complex caught fire at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday in Boonville. The complex includes housing and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
A firefighter sprays water on Unlimited Opportunities Inc.'s recycling center on Thursday in Boonville. The building contained clothes, magazines and newspapers, which allowed the fire to spread quickly according to Boonville Fire Department Chief Tim Carmichael.
Firefighters spray Unlimited Opportunities Inc. from an aerial platform on Thursday in Boonville. Unlimited Opportunities Inc.'s recycling center processed 2.5 million pounds of materials last year.
Tonya Eubanks, center, watches the fire at Unlimited Opportunities Inc. with two clients of Village Green, Savannah Krause and Katie Kinder. Village Green, a supported living area is affiliated with Unlimited Opportunities Inc.

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