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Blair Co. shoe factory damaged by fire

By: Marc Stempka

MARTINSBURG, Pa. -- A Blair County shoe factory was damaged in a fire.

Officials with Cove Shoe, in Martinsburg, said a fire broke out in the manufacturing part of their facility on Highland Street Monday morning. The buildings fire suppression system and the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Department were able to contain the fire to a small area.

The building suffered smoke and water damage, officials said. Employees were sent home from work and the company will resume normal production Tuesday.

Blair County emergency dispatch said the fire was first called in just after 1:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.

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