Smoke billows from Servco warehouse fire on St. Louis riverfront

Posted on: 3:21 pm, December 16, 2013, by , and , updated on: 06:27pm, December 16, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Firefighters are responding to a warehouse fire in downtown St. Louis. The four-alarm fire is at a warehouse 709 South First Street, just south of Interstate 64/40. Fire crews arrived on the scene around 11:30am Monday.

The Servco building is a three-story warehouse. The third floor is fully involved.

According to the St. Louis Fire Department, the warehouse is used for furniture storage. Workers inside were able to get out safely and there are no injuries.

Smoke can be seen for miles. The fire department says they have four aerial units pouring water on the fire. More than 80 firefighters are on scene and mutual aid has been activated to help with the scene and other emergencies in the city during this time.

I-64 is not shut down, but traffic is slower as drivers look at the fire.

The Red Cross has responded to the fire to provide food and drinks to emergency workers on the scene.