'Hundreds' of toys for St. Louis children's hospital patients burned in nearby warehouse fire

A fire at a St. Louis warehouse Wednesday burned "hundreds" of toys meant for patients at Shriners Hospital for Children-St. Louis, according to CBS-3 News.

Hospital officials said 30 pallets of blankets meant for hospital patients were also destroyed, the report states.

Officials had collected the toys for children invited to the hospital's Christmas party, to be held Dec. 10. Approximately 1,500 children were invited to attend the event, officials told CBS-3 News.

The hospital, along with the affiliated Moolah Shrine Center, will hold a toy drive Nov. 18 to replace the toys.

A fire broke out in the Park Warehouse Service Building early Wednesday morning and continued into the following morning. Firefighters reported the building may also contain hazardous materials, according to the report.

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