NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Fire Department is battling a large fire in Mid City.
According to NOFD Fire Chief Tim McConnell, around 4:54 a.m. firefighters were on scene battling the blaze at Canal Furniture Liquidators and NOLA Til Ya Die.
The former warehouse encompassed nearly an entire city block and was home to three retail businesses and one vacant apartment
At least two ladder trucks aimed a continuous spray of water onto the flames.
McConnell said the metal building's construction and all the furniture inside the warehouse made the fire difficult to fight.
According to McConnell, firefighters are in "full defensive mode."
The building, which housed three businesses, is a total loss, according to McConnell.
Several agencies are on scene right now with dozens of firefighters from NOFD.
It is unclear at this time how the fire started, or if anyone was hurt.
Some streets are closed near the fire while firefighters battle the blaze.
The road closures include:
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