Warehouse Fire Burns in St. Louis City

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A massive early morning fire in south city destroys a warehouse and damages homes forcing some residents to evacuate.

The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning and quickly went to three alarms. It happened at a warehouse on Juniata near Grand.

The owner of the warehouse that caught fire says it was used to store different kinds of machinery.

There were several explosions because of propane tanks inside the warehouse.

Firefighters evacuated residents from seven surrounding buildings including four family flats and single family homes.

The fire spread to a four family flat right next to the warehouse doing substantial damage to the building.

Residents in two of those apartments told us they basically lost everything.
Investigators say at least two garages were also damaged as well as multiple cars.

Some firefighters were treated at the scene for heat issues but fortunately nobody was seriously hurt.

Crews are dealing with some power outages in the area which could stretch into the afternoon.

A cause for the fire is still under investigation.

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