The St. Louis Fire Department reports that they believe everyone escaped from a building at 612 North Second Street where the bricks on part of the south wall fell.
Capt. Garon Mosby, said a video on the social media platform Periscope, "There were five employees working on this floor at the time of the collapse. Very fortunate that they were not in this office room or at this end of the building and were able to make it out safely."
MetroLink and vehicle travel westbound on the Eads Bridge are shut down in both directions to reduce vibrations that may cause further collapse.
The five-story brick building housed the Drunken Fish restaurant and office space.