CDC says crew members aboard a ship at Belle Chasse have malaria

Traffic accident starts house fire

UPDATE: All lanes are open at Causeway Blvd and River Road.

UPDATE: It was incorrectly reported to WGNO that the dump truck left the scene of the accident. State Police confirm that the dump truck did not leave the scene.

METAIRIE (WGNO) – Louisiana State Police will investigate an early morning traffic accident that ended up causing a house fire at the intersection of Causeway Blvd and River Road.

Officials with the Jefferson Parish Fire Department tell WGNO News that the accident was between a dump truck and a pickup truck. The dump truck went off the road and into a nearby house, which had ammunition inside, starting the fire.

At least one person was inside the home, but no injuries have been reported.

While State Police investigate, the intersection will be closed to traffic.