Church catches fire on Washington Avenue overnight
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Crews responded after a church in St. Louis caught fire overnight.
According to the St. Louis Fire Department, the church is near Washington Avenue and T E Huntley Avenue. The fire was reported around 3 a.m. Crews arrived to heavy smoke coming from the church and discovered a fire in the basement. Two aerial waterways were used while extinguishing the flames. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Battalion 2 requesting a 2nd Alarm.— St. Louis Fire Dept (@STLFireDept) May 27, 2023
Battalion 1 reports: Large vacant church; heavy smoke showing. Three lines deployed. Interior #fire attack; companies reporting a fire in the basement. Working to locate access to the basement. #STLCity CD pic.twitter.com/YTxDdSV3xQ
Everyone inside the church was evacuated and no injuries have been reported thus far.
@CFDstlfd has requested a 3rd Alarm. Building evacuated. All members accounted for outside the building.— St. Louis Fire Dept (@STLFireDept) May 27, 2023
Three lines interior working with Bresnan Distributor Nozzles attached. Two aerial waterways utilized during extinguishment. No injuries immediately reported. #STLCity pic.twitter.com/lm4cFYpIph
News 4 will update this story once more information has been released.
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