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12 people displaced by 3-alarm fire in Central City

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Firefighters try to get a 3-alarm fire under control in Central City. (FOX 8/Shelley Brown) Firefighters try to get a 3-alarm fire under control in Central City. (FOX 8/Shelley Brown)

Central City, La. – New Orleans fire fighters battled a 3-alarm fire early Wednesday morning.

Fire Chief Timothy McConnell said they were called to the intersection of First Street and Danneel Street around 4:30 a.m.

An unoccupied building was fully engulfed in flames.  The fire spread to two adjacent houses, causing severe damage.  Three families, 12 people in all, were displaced.  No one was injured.

Temperatures were below freezing at the time the fire started.  McConnell commended his crew for working in such harsh conditions.

He said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

A neighbor told FOX 8 the house the fire originally started in had been blighted since before Hurricane Katrina.  The fire completely destroyed the empty building.

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