NOFD calls Broadmoor business fire suspicious

NOFD calls Broadmoor business fire suspicious

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans fire fighters are putting out hot spots Tuesday morning after a business caught fire in Broadmoor.

The fire started at the Brands for Less clothing store just before 4 a.m. in the 4200 block of Washington Avenue near the intersection with North Dupre Street.

The single-story, wood frame building housed three businesses. Firefighters forced their way in through the front of the building.

Fighting the fire inside the building helped contain the fire, keeping it from spreading to other businesses in the structure.

District Fire Chief Kenneth Kirsch said the fire is considered suspicious after two juveniles were seen running from the building near the time the fire started.

A window was also broken in the front of the building, prompting officials on the scene to become suspicious.

A large fire and police presence responded to the scene with 14 units carrying 46 firefighters arrived at the scene at 3:47 a.m.

The fire was brought under control at 4:19 a.m.

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