Brian Kelly (KMOX)

Morning Fire Damages Three Maplewood Businesses

August 20, 2018 - 10:39 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - No word yet on the cause of this morning's fire that damaged some businesses on Manchester in Maplewood.

 The fire started in and was mostly contained to Harmony Health, a business on the second floor above Penzey’s Spices in the middle of the 7300 block of Manchester across from the soon-to-be Schnuck’s.

Casey Renee is a yoga instructor at the studio next door. She was there a little before 6 am. She smelled smoke, got out and called the fire department.

“We could see that is had definitely gotten worse, we could see the smoke coming out of the window there and then by the time the fire department got here we could actually see flames rising up here,” she says. 

Renee has video showing those flames shooting pretty high out of the roof but firefighters were able to knock it down pretty quickly. There were no injuries but in addition to damage to Harmony Health, there is smoke and water damage to Penzey’s and the Bugaloo bar.