Raw: Smoke seen for miles after fire breaks out at Metro East warehouse

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 30 at 6:00 PM

EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – An abandoned warehouse caught fire in East St. Louis on Friday, sending billowing smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.

The fire broke out at a warehouse near the intersection of 9th and Lynch around 2:30 p.m.

Thick, black smoke from the fire could be seen for at least 10 miles in each direction.

The warehouse had reportedly stored couches and furniture in the past. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

No injuries were reported.

 

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