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Air quality alert issued after 7-alarm fire destroys Garden District Home

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Published: Feb. 20, 2019 at 12:39 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -The city has warned residents that air quality may be affected after a 7-alarm fire destroyed a historic home in the Garden District Wednesday.

Areas affected by heavy smoke may impact the air in the Central Business District, Uptown, French Quarter, Treme, Mid City, Fairgrounds, Seventh Ward, St. Roch, and Gentilly neighborhoods.

Those with respiratory diseases such as asthma need to stay indoors.

The city urges residents to keep windows closed, set air-conditioning systems to re-circulate the air inside the building, and avoid using exhaust fans if possible.

Those experiencing difficulty breathing should seek medial attention.

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