NOFD: No working smoke alarms in homes involved in three-alarm fire

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Fire Department responded to a three-alarm fire Tuesday morning in the St. Claude neighborhood.

The fire broke out around 7:00 a.m. in the 1300 block of Gallier Street, according to NOFD.

Upon arrival firefighters saw a single-story, wood-framed single-family home with heavy smoke coming from the attic and the rear of the home heavily involved in flames.

The fire had already extended to the rear of an exposed property to the immediate left.

The single-family, shotgun, camel-backed structure to the left of the wood-framed home was also heavily involved when NOFD personnel arrived, prompting the call for the second-alarm. A third alarm was requested for precautionary manpower and resources in the event the fire extended to any other exposed properties.

The residents of both homes, which housed five adults and one child, had all escaped safely prior to NOFD arrival.

An elderly female was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation by New Orleans Emergency Medical Services.

According to NOFD, there were no other injuries reported and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

NOFD officials also said neither home had working smoke alarms.