NOFD battles three-alarm fire in the heart of Uptown

NOFD Battles Three-Alarm Fire in the Heart of Uptown

NEW ORLEANS– The New Orleans Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a fire at a home in the 1800 block of General Pershing St on Saturday around 3:17 a.m.

The first fire company arrived on the scene at 3:23 a.m. and found a three-story wood-framed construction home with heavy smoke coming from the attic.

NOFD Battles Three-Alarm Fire in the Heart of Uptown

Upon arrival, firefighters assessed the scene, taking into consideration the number of residents reported to be home at the time of the blaze, as well as the extremely large size of the residence and immediately called for a Second Alarm at 3:29 a.m.

Firefighters first priority was to ensure that all the residents made it out of the home safely.

A third Alarm was called for at 4:09 a.m. to add additional personnel to the scene.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

The New Orleans Police Department, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services, The American Red Cross and Entergy were all on the scene assisting with the mitigation of this incident.