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'I know that we'll rebuild': Fire damages businesses, apartments in Central West End

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

ST. LOUIS — A three-alarm fire Friday morning at 392 North Euclid has damaged two businesses and displaced one family.

Fire Captain Garon Mosby with the St. Louis Fire Department said a Salt + Smoke barbecue and a Mission Taco sustained damage on the first floor of the building. The Salt + Smoke was severely damaged, Mosby said.

Both restaurant groups told 5 On Your Side they're trying to figure out what's next.

"It's been a long morning, and we're just trying to figure it out," Mission Taco owner Jason Tilford said.

He and the director of operations at Salt & Smoke said their biggest concerns are their employees.

"Our staff is our concern here, our displaced staff at the Central West End," Mike Headrick, director of operations at Salt & Smoke, said.

Headrick said they're weighing all options, like putting staff members to work at its other locations to keep them employed.

"I know that we'll rebuild and get back and be a part of the neighborhood again," he said.

A fire official at the scene told 5 On Your Side 75% of the damage to the restaurants is due to smoke from the fire. He also said the building would have to be gutted because of the damage. 

Mosby said one family is known to have been displaced by the fire at this time.

A woman was reportedly injured in the fire and treated at the scene. Her age has not been confirmed. 

Mosby said as of 5:30 Friday morning the fire had been brought down to a first-alarm fire, with firefighters still beating flames at the location. By 6:30 a.m. the fire was out and crews were leaving the scene. 

The cause of the fire is not known at this time, and it is being investigated, according to Mosby. 

This is a developing story. Information will be added as it is confirmed.

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