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Squatters admit they were staying in vacant building before fire

Squatters flee as vacant apartment catches fire
Squatters flee as vacant apartment catches fire
Squatters flee as vacant apartment catches fire
Posted at 7:22 AM, Feb 13, 2017

A vacant apartment building caught fire at 201 West St. Louis Avenue around 8:15 p.m. Sunday.

Arriving fire crews spotted flames coming from an upstairs unit of the two-story concrete building. Crews were able to put out the flames within minutes.

Squatters admitted they were staying in the building then left the scene. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

Damage is estimated at $40,000.