A warehouse in the Botanical Heights neighborhood partially collapsed as St. Louis fire crews were battling a five-alarm fire Wednesday.
Shortly after 11:30 a.m., firefighters reported a partial collapse of the Park Warehouse Service building in the 3900 block of Park Avenue, where at least 80 firefighters were working to extinguish a blaze that began more than an hour earlier.
A fire department pumper truck was damaged when a portion of the building collapsed, according to officials.
According to fire officials, plastics in the basement of the warehouse caught fire. Officials said they were concerned because there were pallets of magnesium in the basement. A hazmat team was called to the area because of the magnesium but it was believed the fire has not reached the pallets.
Just after 10:45 a.m., fire officials reported that a worker was transported urgently due to smoke inhalation.
A firefighter on the scene told News 4 two firefighters were transported from the scene. One of the firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and it is currently unknown what injuries the other sustained. The official said the injuries are not believed to be serious.
Capt. Garon Mosby told News 4 there was no immediate threat to surrounding buildings.
Other details regarding the fire have not been released.