Explosions heard at farm-house fire in Maryland Heights

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - A farm-house is on fire in Maryland Heights.  The home is located near the intersection of Page and the Maryland Heights Expressway.

The fire started at around 2:15pm and may have been the result of a lightning strike. There are about 15 fire units are at the scene.

The fire department says that there was a person at the home at the time of the fire.   They encountered a lot of fire in the basement and heavy smoke in the attic.  The man was not injured in the fire.

There are reports of ammunition in the building. Loud explosions have been heard at the scene.

Red Cross volunteers are helping the man with immediate emergency needs, such as shelter, food, clothing and replacement medications.

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