Emergency crews battle apartment fire on Main Street in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES, Mo. -   An early morning house fire on historic Main Street started on the top floor of one of the buildings. Fire officials said the damage is so bad that no one will be able to get back into the building for a long time.

The fire started around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on the top floor of the building are two apartment units. When crews arrived the back patios of those units were fully engulfed.

The bottom floor of the building used to be a bar called 2-12 but has been vacant for about four months. Before it was 2-12 space was Main Street Bistro.

Three men were in the apartments when the fire started. They were alerted by a smoke alarm and made it out safely.

When a firefighter went into the building he found two dogs and brought them safely out of the building.

The fire did not spread to neighboring buildings.

Fire officials have not said yet what caused the fire.