NOFD: 7th Ward fires 'suspicious'

NOFD: Fires appear 'suspicious'

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans fire investigators said two separate fires that broke out within an hour and within blocks of each other appeared suspicious.

The first fire Thursday went to two alarms just after 8 p.m. at an abandoned house at Marigny and N. Derbigny streets and spread to a nearby structure. The second fire - also in an abandoned home - went to three alarms just before 9 p.m. at Frenchmen and N. Derbigny. That fire damaged two additional homes nearby, and all three are a complete loss, said NOFD Superintendent Tim McConnell.

The investigation into whether the fires are related is ongoing.

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