NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The New Orleans Fire Department is working to put out a six-alarm fire in the French Quarter.
NOFD responded to a fire in the 100 block of Charters Street around 7:50 p.m. When they arrived they found the Quarter House Hotel on fire.
Officials say firefighters immediately began to attack the fire from inside but soon called multiple other alarms after the fire continued to intensify.
As of 9:31 p.m., the fire was contained to the attic of the Quarter House Hotel and hasn’t spread to surrounding buildings. The building was vacant except for the building manager, who was able to exit, according to Firefighter union president Aaron Mischler.
He also stated two firefighters were taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation. One of those firefighters was lost in the building and had to be rescued from the fifth floor. They are both in stable condition.
Fire Superintendent Tim McConnell says the majority of the fire is confined to the roofline as of 10:49 p.m.
The building is a set of condos. It is several was buildings combined together into one complex. As of 10:40 p.m., the fire was still not contained, McConnell said in a press conference.
The fire was finally brought under control around 2 a.m. Friday morning.
EMS confirmed both firefighters are currently in stable condition.
The fire is located at 129 Chartres in the French Quarter, according to a tweet from the City.
The following streets are currently closed to traffic: Canal, Royal, Iberville and Chartres