Illinois and Missouri firefighters battle St. Louis warehouse fire
Multiple fire departments, including O’Fallon and Fairview Heights, were called for a five-alarm warehouse fire in St. Louis on Wednesday.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a wall collapsed at the warehouse, smashing part of a fire truck at about 11:30 a.m. Two firefighters had injuries, including one with burns. The injuries were not considered life-threatening.
St. Louis Fire Department was called to the warehouse basement fire near 39th Street and Park Avenue near Cardinal Glennon Hospital around 10:30 a.m., according to the department’s Twitter account.
By 11:30 a.m., the fire at Park Warehouse Service had been upgraded to a five-alarm situation.
According to KSDK, one of the buildings collapsed and one person, a warehouse worker, was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
The firefighters were evacuated from the warehouse, KSDK reported.
The building was still engulfed as of noon, Fox news reported.