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.
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.