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St. Louis building becomes a raging inferno and smoke fills the air for miles


Vacant four-story St. Louis building is engulfed in flames with smoke filling the air for miles

  • An empty building on the west end of St. Louis caught fire Tuesday morning 
  • Flames and smoke can be seen for miles above the city 
  • Somehow firefighters got the blaze under control in about 30 minutes 
  • The building was vacant and undergoing rehab, according to KMOV 4
  • There were no known injuries two hours after the fire was knocked down  

An empty four-story St. Louis building on the west end of the city became a raging inferno early Tuesday morning. 

The fire broke out in a brick apartment building around 6am, and smoke filled the area above the Missouri city for miles. 

The devastation was captured by news helicopters and drones.  

There are no known injuries, as of 8:20am, and the building was undergoing rehab at the time, KMOV 4 reported. 

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Firefighters from the St. Louis and University City fire departments responded 

Firefighters got the fire under control in about 30 minutes

Firefighters got the fire under control in about 30 minutes

There are no known injuries two hours after the fire was brought under control

There are no known injuries two hours after the fire was brought under control

St. Louis and University City fire departments responded and had the fire under control in about 30 minutes, according to the news station. 

But just the apartment building’s skeleton remained. 

How the fire started or if it appeared to be suspicious is unknown at this point. 

Tuesday’s fire was less than 24 hours after a woman died in a senior apartment building fire Monday after about three miles away, the St. Louis Dispatch reported. 

All that was left was the building's skeleton

All that was left was the building’s skeleton

Smoke from the Tuesday morning fire filled the air about St. Louis for miles

Smoke from the Tuesday morning fire filled the air about St. Louis for miles

Before the Tuesday morning fire

After the Tuesday morning fire

There’s a stark difference between the before and after photos of the St. Louis building that caught fire Tuesday morning

DailyMail.com left a message for the St. Louis Fire Department. 

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