ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A two-alarm fire broke out early Saturday morning at a church west of St. Louis, caused a huge reaction from many departments.
The fire brigade is at First Freedom Church on Carman Road, very close to Weidman Road. The fire started in a back building, not in the main church.
The fire is out and the staff is now in cleanup mode. Firefighters must not only battle flames, but also brutal cold weather.
The fire brigade received the call just after five a.m. Saturday.
West County Fire and EMS Chief Jeff Sadtler said that when first crews arrived on the scene, they had a bit of a hard time finding the fire because it was located at the back of the building.
Sadtler said that when crews located the fire, flames and smoke were already emerging from the affected building. The building where the fire started had administrative offices and gathering spaces in it.
The fire raised two alarms not only because of the flames but also because of the bone-chilling cold.
Authorities told FOX 2 that no one was inside the building when the fire broke out and that at this time it is not being considered suspicious. Investigators are still trying to figure out the cause, but it is believed the fire started in the basement.
Seven different parts reacted to the flames. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
https://fox2now.com/news/two-alarm-fire-breaks-out-at-west-st-louis-county-church/ Two fire alarms went off at the church west of St. Louis County