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.
Florissant police have a warning for city residents.
Police say that scammers have been posing as IRS officials and calling residents. An investigation led police to a phone number that originates in the Buffalo, New York area. People from around the country have been getting calls from the number. The person on the other end of the line says they are with the IRS and the victim owes money.
The Florissant Police remind everyone--be aware of the scam and do not give out personal information over the phone without confirming the caller's identity.
Police were able to identify the phone number that the scammers were calling from as: (716) 242-7149
St. Louis city's plan to end chronic homelessness officially kicked off this week.
The city is focusing on homeless veterans. Members of the city's human services and Veteran's Administration are out trying to identify homeless veterans. The veterans will be given access to housing and services to help them stay off the streets.
The city says the plan to end homelessness will take ten years to complete.