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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Firefighters continue to wet down hot spots left over from a three-alarm blaze in south St. Louis.

The fire broke around 12:30 this morning at the Afghan Market in the 3700 block of South Grand near Chippewa. There were some tense moments – the rear of the building collapsed with firefighers inside, but all personnel were able to evacuate safely. Flames at one point started to spread to the buildings on either side of the market. Both structures suffered some damage, before firefighters brought the flames under control around 2 a-m.

No word from the scene of any injuries. The market is reported to be a total loss. The cause of the fire will be investigated.

(Copyright KMOX)

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