NEW ORLEANS – Around 1:15 P.M. on Tuesday, firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire in the Treme area.
NOFD Captain Edwin Holmes confirmed that two structures were damaged from the fire.
A second-alarm was requested immediately. NOFD Fire Operations personnel were able to prevent the fire’s extension to the vacant duplex to left of the fire building. The two-story four-plex to right, 1726-28/A&B Gov. Nicholls, received heavy damage to the apartments at 1726A&B. Th
The fire started at 1722 Governor Nicholls Street, and quickly spread to the neighboring four-plex.
There was one resident on the second flood of the four-plex, but she was able to safely escape before NOFD arrived.
1722, a single-story, wood-framed dwelling, was heavily involved in the fire, and is believed to be a total loss.
Thankfully, this residence was unoccupied.
Twelve NOFD units carrying 36 Fire Operations personnel were used to bring this incident under control, in less than an hour.
The New Orleans Police Department, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services, Entergy and the Office of Code Enforcement were all on scene to assist in the mitigation of this incident.
No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Firefighters will remain at the scene through the evening monitoring hot spots.