Two rescued from three-alarm fire on Basin Street

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department waged a fierce battle against a three alarm fire on Basin Street this morning.

The fire was first reported around 8:30 a.m. at 1505 Basin Street.

Fifty-nine firefighters responded to the scene, and two were knocked down when a fire hose burst.

Two residents and one dog were rescued from the burning building through a back window.

Massive plumes of smoke quickly spread across the New Orleans skyline.