Firefighters douse early morning house fire on St. Anthony Street

Firefighters douse early morning house fire on St. Anthony Street
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Fire Department battled a house fire in the 1400 block of St. Anthony Street early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters arrived on the scene just after 1 a.m. to find one side an unoccupied single-story, double at 1431-33 St. Anthony Street engulfed in flames.

A second-alarm was called for at 1:16 a.m. to insure that the fire did not spread to homes on both sides of the fire.

One firefighter suffered a leg injury and was transported to an area hospital.

The house next door at 1435 St. Anthony Street sustained moderate fire damage to its roof and an exterior wall.

The fire was brought under control at 1:49 a.m.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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