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Vacant warehouse fire shuts down MLK Drive Sunday evening

The roof collapsed as fire tore through the Wellston warehouse Sunday evening. The roof collapsed as fire tore through the Wellston warehouse Sunday evening. Image source: Fox 2 KTVI

   Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a two-alarm fire that shut down a busy St. Louis County roadway for several hours Sunday evening.  Flames and smoke from the fire along Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in Wellston could be seen for miles.  

   King Drive was closed just west of Kielien for about four hours while firefighters from seven departments battled the blaze.  

   The fire destroyed a warehouse on the site of an old car dealership.  

   Fire officials say the building was vacant, and no one was hurt.

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