Marriott hotel near Lambert Airport evacuated after fire

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A utility building at the Marriott hotel near Lambert St. Louis Airport caught on fire Monday morning. The hotel evacuated people staying there as a precaution.

Airport Marriott Outbuilding Fire 111416

Thick black smoke could be seen rising from the a utility building in the 10700 block of Pear Tree Drive. The fire was elevated to a second alarm possibly because it took place near the hotel.

A third party was replacing and removing a commercial sized air conditioning unit when it caught fire.  No one was injured in the fire.  It occurred in a unit outside the back of the hotel.