6 adults, 4 kids displaced by N.O. East fire

Source: FOX 8 photographer Bernel Davis
Source: FOX 8 photographer Bernel Davis

A two-alarm fire that broke out early Thursday morning in New Orleans East has displaced six adults and four children.

The fire broke out at about 3 a.m. at an unoccupied apartment in the 8000 block of Brevard, damaging a cluster of townhomes. It was out by 4 a.m.

The Red Cross is on the scene to assist the victims.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The New Orleans Fire Department released the following summary:

Dispatched at 3:05 a.m., the first NOFD unit arrived on the scene at 3:11 a.m. finding fire already through the roof of 8015 Brevard Ave., a two-story, wood-framed four unit unoccupied apartment building with exposures in close proximity on three sides.  A second alarm was struck immediately at 3:11 a.m.  Fire had already extended to at least three other structures when firefighters arrived.  An unoccupied four-unit apartment building at 8013 Brevard Ave. and another in the rear at 8012 Trapier St., received extensive fire damage. The only occupied dwelling involved was 9416 Hayne Blvd., another four-unit apartment building with all four units occupied, displacing 6 adults and four children.  Fourteen NOFD units and forty-five suppression personnel were used to bring this incident under control at 3:52 a.m.  There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.  Entergy, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services and the New Orleans Police Department all assisted in the mitigation of this incident.  The American Red Cross was also on scene assisting displaced residents and providing canteen service for emergency services personnel.

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