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St. Louis Fire Department file photo (KMOX/Brian Kelly)

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – A fire overnight left several people standing out in sub-freezing temperatures wearing very little clothing.

St. Louis fire captain Dan Sutter says they responded to the Ramada Inn plaza hotel on 9th Street downtown just after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

About 50 hotel occupants were evacuated as firefighters searched for the source of smoke in the hotel.

Many had to wait outside nearly an hour until it was determined that a malfunctioning air handling system.

No injuries reported.

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Fire Destroys Vacant Building Overnight

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) –Firefighters also responded to a fire in the 5000 block of Ridge overnight.

The vacant three-story home was completely destroyed, again with no injuries reported.

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