A 5-alarm fire destroyed the Hubig’s Pie Factory in the 2400 blk. of Dauphine Street early Friday morning. The blaze started shortly before 5am. Firefighters tell WGNO News they were on the scene within five minutes, but they couldn’t stop the fire from spreading. Fire crews entered the building, but pulled out when the building began to collapse. Unfortunately, the building is destroyed.
Dozens of trucks with 95 firefighters worked to stop the flames and heat from damaging nearby homes. Luckily, there are no reports of injuries.
As word of the fire spread, people rushed to the scene – some clutching bags of Hubig’s Pies.
According to their website, Hubig’s Pies has been at the same location in the Marigny since 1922. The pies are synonymous with New Orleans pastries. The owners tell WGNO News they will rebuild.