The Laclede Gas building in downtown St. Louis was evacuated after a fire broke out inside.
The fire started just after 8:00 a.m. on the 15th floor of the building. Some flames and smoke could be seen coming from the structure, located in the 700 block of Olive.
Firefighters responded after someone inside called 911. Responders called for a second and then a third fire alarm due to the size of the 31-story building.
At the height of the fire, smoke was billowing into the air and glass was showering down to the street below.
One man was overcome by smoke and was being examined by paramedics on the scene.
Fire investigators said the cause appears to be accidental or electrical. They are still working to pinpoint the origin.
Workers were allowed back into the building around 9:40 a.m.
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