Posted September 09, 2018 05:11:53 A hotel in Glenwood, Missouri, is on the brink of a fire.
The fire started Wednesday afternoon at a hotel near the city of Glendale, according to WAPT News 4.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, the Glenwood Fire Department tweeted.
The hotel is owned by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Glenwood fire is located on the west side of the town.
Firefighters were battling the blaze Wednesday morning.
A fire truck, fire hose and a water hose were parked outside the Glen Wood Springs Hotel and Conference Center.
The building has a sprinkler system and fire extinguishers are on site, according a WAPt news article.
The United States Embassy is in Glendale and the State Emergency Operations Center is on site.
Officials said they are trying to determine the cause of what is a fast-moving fire.
They have not issued a description of the cause, but have asked people to avoid the area until they can get a better understanding of what the cause is.
The area has a population of less than 500 people.
Glenwood is about 60 miles east of St. Louis and about 40 miles northwest of Springfield.
The US Embassy and St. Paul, Minnesota, have been evacuated.
Officials have also asked people in the area to avoid public areas and stay away from buildings that could catch fire.