NOFD battles Uptown fire on Freret street

NOFD battles Uptown fire on Freret street

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Firefighters are on the scene of an Uptown house fire on Freret street next to Lusher High School.

The fire started just before 3 p.m. Eyewitnesses said that as flames were shooting out of the three-story home, it's occupants were fleeing for safety and knocking on neighbors doors to make sure they escaped the blaze.

The house is just three blocks from Loyola and Tulane universities. Witnesses say one man, who looked about college age, was taken out on a stretcher.

There is no information yet on how the fire started. Fox 8 will continue to update this story as it develops.

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