ALORTON (KMOX) – Investigators call a Tuesday, late-night five alarm fire in the Metro East “very suspicious.”
The flames completely consumed a restaurant at 42nd and Grand in Alorton called “Fish, Chicken, Gyros and More,” but the big concern was a nearby gas station.
Firefighters kept the flames away from the Phillips 66, just a parking lot away.
One of the businesses that burned was waiting on a liquor license. The owner was waiting on the license so he could open the business. Agents with the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating along with the State Fire Marshall.
Firefighters from Fairmont City, French Village, Signal Hill, Cahokia, Camp Jackson and State Park were among the eleven area departments that responded.
No one was in the buildings when the fire started.
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