2-alarm fire under control in the Bywater

New Orleans, La. - A 2-alarm fire damaged four homes Wednesday morning in the Bywater.

The NOFD says the fire broke out around 5am in the 700 block of Congress Street.

When firefighters arrived on scene, the rear of a shotgun home at 705 Congress Street was fully engulfed with flames.

Four homes in all, all occupied, were involved in the fire.  703 Congress, 707 Congress and 3809 Royal St. all received moderate damage. The home located at 703 Congress St. which shared a shed and overhang received the most damage.

There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.