(KMOV.com) – Authorities said a north St. Louis County apartment building flooded after a small fire broke out, leaving more than 100 residents displaced Friday morning.
Firefighters said a small cooking fire broke out in a resident’s room on the 10th floor at the Santa Ana Apartments in St. Ann around 9 a.m.
Authorities said the sprinkler system put the fire out, but the water pumps then kicked in flooding the first 10 floors.
According to authorities, the building suffered significant water damage. The building is being temporarily condemned.
The building was owned by the St. Louis Archdiocese but is currently owned by by someone else who converted it from a retirement home to a facility for Section 8 housing.
The Red Cross said it is working to help find shelter for all 161 residents.