ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Police are investigating a suspicious 2-alarm fire at a south St. Louis daycare center overnight.
Police say there were at least three separate fires throughout the building in the 3550 block of California. They say there was a strong accelerant odor in the building.
Firefighters say they were able to extinguish the blaze in about 15 minutes.
Bomb and arson units were called to the scene to investigate.
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The manager of the building told News 4 his 19-year-old stepson was shot and killed near the building about two months ago. He said the building has been a target for graffiti following the murder of his stepson.
The building has a daycare on the first floor and vacant apartments on the second floor.
Between 60 and 70 children attend the daycare. Daycare officials say they are working to notify parents of the blaze.
No injuries were reported.
The investigation is ongoing.