Hempstead School Fire Goes to 4 Alarms

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Photo: St Louis Fire Department

Photo: St Louis Fire Department

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.

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