Hempstead School Fire Goes to 4 Alarms
St. Louis (KMOX)
A fire in the vacant Hempstead Elementary School-in the 5800 block of Minerva in north St Louis-went to 4 alarms this (Saturday) evening.
Authorities say the fire started around 6:30. A preliminary investigation into the cause points toward a lightning strike. Firefighters say they have contained the blaze.
The school was closed back in 2003.