Afternoon fire leaves five homeless for the holidays


Photo courtesy of the NOFD.

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A two-alarm fire in the 2000 block of Hope Street has left at least five people homeless for the holidays.

The New Orleans Fire Department responded to the call just before 1 p.m., according to NOFD spokesman Capt. Edwin Homes.

Firefighters found a single-story, wood-framed shotgun double fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.

The fire quickly spread, and a second alarm was called as the fire branched out to surrounding buildings.

Neighbors assured firefighters that the buildings were not occupied, but a kitten was rescued from 2002 Hope Street, according to the NOFD.

Four adults and one child have been displaced by the afternoon blaze, which also claimed a vehicle parked in front of one of the houses. It is too early to tell if residents of a building that sustained water and smoke damage will be forced from their home, Homes reported in a statement.

Fifteen units carrying 35 firefighters were dispatched to the scene. The fire was completely under control by 1:40 p.m.

The American Red Cross has been requested to assist displaced residents with their immediate needs, according to the NOFD.


Latest News

More News