Crews put out 4-alarm blaze seen for miles near downtown St. Louis

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by KMOV.com Staff | @KMOV

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Posted on December 17, 2013 at 6:22 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 17 at 10:23 AM

(KMOV) – Fire crews Tuesday morning continued to dump water on a smoldering warehouse fire, almost 19 hours after the four-alarm blaze broke out south of downtown St. Louis.

Billowing smoke could be seen for miles after the fire started at the three-story Servco brick warehouse near the intersection of Second St. and Cedar around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Photos: 4-alarm blaze near downtown St. Louis

According to the St. Louis Fire Department, all occupants evacauted the building and no injuries were reported.

Officials say more than 80 firefighters were working to put out the blaze at one point. Firefighters finally began to roll up their hoses and collapsed the ladder truck around 6:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Aerial footage: 4-alarm fire near downtown St. Louis

The cause of the fire was unknown.

The Servco building is used as a furniture store warehouse. 

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