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Central City six-alarm fire destroys several structures and vehicles


New Orleans, La - Members of New Orleans Fire Department are investigating a six-alarm fire that destroyed 5 structures and  at least 2 vehicles in Central City. The fire was first reported Saturday at 2:53 p.m. in the 3300 block of 1st Street.

Crews were dispatched at 2:54 and arrived on the scene at 2:59.  They arrived to find three structures engulfed in flames. 

"As you can see there's not many people who live on this block so it was delayed detection, delayed notification and by the time we got here, the fire was well involved," explained NOFD Superintendent Charles Parent.  "We were playing catch up from the time we got here."

Thirty-four NOFD units carrying 100 firefighters responded to what became a 6 alarm fire. 

Fire officials say that the fire was brought under control at 4:21 p.m. The fire destroyed structures in the 3300 block of 1st. Street, the 2300 block of S. Prieur Street and the 2300 block of S. Roman Street.

Some of the units were occupied and The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents. Five families were left without a home in the wake of the fire.

No citizens or NOFD personnel were injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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