No injuries reported in overnight St. Paul industrial building fire
UPDATE: The St. Paul Fire Department says no one was injured during an overnight fire at an industrial building in the city’s Concord-Robert neighborhood.
According to the fire department, crews were called to 91 Ridder Circle just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday for smoke in the area.
Crews could see heavy fire and smoke coming from the building and were immediately on the defensive side of firefighting due to flames already going through the roof.
Maplewood fire crews were also called in to supply a water tender.
In addition, officials say railroad managers shut several tracks down in the area, and flames were eventually controlled after the building owner used heavy equipment to pull smoldering materials from the building.
Crews were at the scene until shortly before 5 a.m. Wednesday.
The affected business appears to be owned by an excavating company.
As of this time, the cause of the fire is still unknown.
A previous version of this report can be found below.
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INITIAL REPORT: Fire crews remain on the scene of an industrial building fire early Wednesday morning in St. Paul.
The flames broke out at a building along the Mississippi River near the downtown airport around midnight on Ridder Circle.
Large flames could be seen shooting out of the top of the building, as well as heavy plumes of smoke, which could be seen from several miles away.
The business appears to be owned by an excavating company.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has reached out to St. Paul fire officials to see if anyone was hurt, as well as for the cause of the fire.
Check back for updates.