Paper shredder starts fire at the old St. Louis Metropolitan Police Headquarters building
ST. LOUIS – Heavy smoke filled the second floor of the old St. Louis Metropolitan Police Headquarters in downtown St. Louis.
According to fire officials, paper inside a shredding machine caught fire in the 1200 block of Clark Thursday morning.
Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire and de-energize the machine.
Everyone who was in the building at the time was evacuated to safety.