Heat becomes issue for firefighters battling 2-alarm blaze in north city

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Posted on August 22, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 22 at 11:50 AM

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Firefighters are working to extinguish a 2-alarm fire at an abandoned north St. Louis concrete plant.

Firefighters say the fire broke out at Riverview Drive and Chain of Rocks Drive Friday morning.

Due to the dangerous heat, several additional fire crews were called to the scene, as well as a cooling bus.  Officials said at least one firefighter became overheated, but he is expected to be fine.

One part of the structure reportedly collapsed.  Tankers were called into help transport water closer to the scene of the fire.  

The land was owned by the late owner of the City Museum, Bob Casilly, who died in 2011.

Officials said the fire is suspicious because there were no ongoing operations there.  

News 4 has a crew on the way to the scene.

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