UPDATE: After closing for Thursday evening to address damage to the front of the store in the outside fire, the store is open for business as normal today.

Open until 10:00 PM. Pharmacy is open their regular hours as well.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Just before 5:15 PM Thursday emergency dispatch alerted Carthage Fire Department to multiple reports of a structure fire in Carthage at Walgreens, 2737 South Grand. It was reported as a fire in the garbage can just outside the front door.

As fire trucks arrived heavy black smoke was visible from the front of the building, outside.

We talked to Walgreens staff as Carthage Fire Department were still performing clean up at the scene and they told us they are closed for the remainder of the evening. The pharmacy is also closed.

The fire was so intense, outside, near the front of the building, it busted a front window.

It’s unkown their status on Friday so we will update our story here on Four States Home Page and our Joplin News First tab.

Thank you to John Lee for the eyewitness video. Today he is Joplin News First.