St. Louis and Alma fire departments responded to a fire at the vacant Clark gas station on M-46 west of Mill Street Monday afternoon.
“Don’t know who reported the fire, but it was burning freely when I got there,” said Fire Chief Rich Apps via email. “Got a fast knockdown followed by extensive overhaul to be sure the fire was out. Do not know a cause, who the owner is, or if it is insured. Alma Fire Department assisted.”
St. Louis Police Chief Richard J. Ramereiz Jr. said that some of the old furniture awaiting disposal behind Kubin’s was missing. It’s possible, he said, that someone dragged the old furniture into the gas station and put a match to it.
No evidence had been collected at press time. Chief Ramereiz said the water used to put out fires has a way of destroying evidence.