IMAGES: Over 35 firefighters deployed to blazed building in the French Quarter

Orleans Parish

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — An investigation is underway after a fire breaks out at The Voodoo Lounge in the French Quarter.

Just before 6 p.m. Friday, NOFD responded to reports of a two-story wood-framed building on fire on Rampart Street. Due to the size and location of the building, a second alarm was called to the scene.

NOFD reports 15 units and 35 personnel worked to extinguish the fire.

Upon searching the building, crews discovered the bulk of the fire originated inside a storage room.

Shortly after 6:30, the firefighters got the blaze under control. NOFD adds that Entergy Electric aided in the mitigation.

No one was injured in the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The owner of the Voodoo Lounge, Drew Allen, is grateful for the New Orleans Fire Department and their timely response to the incident.

Special thanks to the New Orleans Fire Department.  They were at the scene within a couple minutes of our call.  These men and women were very professional, and quickly put out the fire and minimized damage to the building.  They even salvaged some of our inventory.  The fire broke out in our storage area located in a separate building adjacent to the bar.  Voodoo Lounge remains open 24/7 as usual.

Drew Allen, Voodoo Lounge Owner

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