An iconic structure in Forest Park will be closed for awhile.
The Boat House Restaurant caught fire Wednesday evening. St. Louis firefighters arrived to find smoke pouring from the building.
Dave Sutter of the St. Louis Fire Department says the one alarm fire was located in the roof of the building. Fire officials say it may have started near the fire place which had been burning since 10:00 a.m.
No patrons were in the Forest Park eatery when the fire broke out, and the ten employees inside all made it out safely.
The roof was seriously damaged, but its believe the building can be repaired.