ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Multiple fires were reported Friday night inside the old Jamestown Mall in north St. Louis County.
The call came out at 8:18 p.m. The Florissant Valley Fire Protection District reported that there was smoke coming out of the roof of the building.
The response escalated to a third alarm due to the sprawling size of the building and the report of multiple fires in two different areas of the mall.
Firefighters entered the building and found large piles of furniture on fire, with heavy smoke coming from Dillard's and Macy's inside the mall.
According to the Black Jack Fire Protection District; “Since the utilities are disconnected at the mall, and since it appears someone piled up furniture and other combustibles in both stores, it is very likely to be intentionally set.”
Florissant Valley said multiple agencies responded to the scene to put out the fires. By about 9:45, the flames were out.
Firefighters entered the building and found large piles of furniture on fire
"All fires at Jamestown Mall appear to be out. Crews on the scene are overhauling and hitting 'hot spots,'" Florissant Valley Fire Protection District tweeted.
The Jamestown Mall has been closed for about six years. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been a gathering spot to help those in need.
The Urban League previously hosted a care package giveaway for those in need back in May. Another food giveaway is scheduled to happen at Jamestown Mall athis Saturday, June 13.
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