ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis Bread Company store suffered a brief fire in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Around 4:20 a.m., firefighters responded to the store at 6734 Clayton Road in St. Louis County for reports of a fire. Upon arrival, one of the kitchens in the oven had been partially set ablaze.

The investigation is underway, but the Richmond Heights Fire Department believed a gas pocket may have formed inside the over, igniting a small fire within. The sprinkler went off inside the store which caused minor water damage.

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None of the employees were injured during the incident.

The store was set to open at 6 a.m., but it will remain closed until the water is cleaned up and an inspection by the St. Louis County Health Department is completed.