Metro-East News

Eight departments fight fire at Alorton building

Firefighters from several area departments battled an early-morning blaze Friday in Alorton.

The fire was reported at 3:30 a.m. in a mostly vacant brick warehouse building near the village’s border with Centreville. It was occupied only by a fruit stand, according to fire department reports.

At least eight area fire departments responded to fight the fire.

The building appeared to be a total loss with its roof and parts of walls collapsing.

There was no word early Friday about the cause of the fire.