NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans firefighters responded Monday to a two-alarm fire in Hollygrove.
The NOFD said multiple 911 calls began coming in at about 4:44 to report a a fire at a home in the 3300 block of Cherry Street.
The first fire company arrived on the scene at 4:49 p.m. and found a two-story wood-framed brick veneer duplex with heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear. A large two-story garage located adjacent to the building was also on fire.
A primary search found that both apartments were occupied, but all of the residents were able to escape the building unharmed.
Firefighters said they were able to aggressively attack the fire in the rear of the duplex, but the fire in the garage proved to be more difficult. The building was deemed not safe to enter, and there were few access points for firefighters to attack the blaze from the exterior. There were also a number of flammable items in the garage that helped to fuel the fire.
Once firefighters were able to create openings on the first floor of the structure, the fire was quickly brought under control.
Fifteen NOFD units carrying thirty-five Fire Operations personnel had the fire under control at 6:02 p.m.