The building will be used to train the crews that transport wounded troops.
Protective barriers are going up around historic “Cupples 7″ building, traffic restrictions in place.
The Joplin Fire Department says no injuries were reported after the fire at the Wholesale Auto Paint Store.
Alderwoman Marlene Davis to take questions, comments from the public.
KMOX News has learned a person is trapped in rubble from a partial building collapse in East St. Louis.