NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Fire Department is investigating the cause of an early morning fire in the 2400 block of State Street.
Investigators say that the blaze began around 12:55 a.m.
The building was a two-story masonry veneer multi-unit residence.
By the time firefighters arrived on scene it was completely engulfed in flames.
They were able to safely evacuate the 5 residents living inside of the structure’s 3 apartment units.
The department was able to extinguish the fire around 2:30 a.m.
One firefighter was injured when entering the garage during fire suppression operations.
NOFD says the firefighter stepped into a hole inside of the home that was filled with extremely hot water.
He received minor burns to his leg.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation this morning.