NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Fire Department battled a two-alarm house fire early Monday morning in the St. Claude neighborhood.
The call came in just at 4:37 a.m.
The fire broke out in an unoccupied home near the intersection of Piety Street and North Claiborne Avenue.
The fire burned the unoccupied house to the ground. No one was found in the house where the fire started.
The fire then spread to an occupied home. Two adults and three children escaped from that house unharmed.
Neighbors have been complaining recently about squatters that were living in the house.