NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Fire Department battled a three-alarm fire on South Johnson Street Wednesday afternoon.
NOFD was alerted to a fire in the 2600 block of South Johnson St. just after 1 p.m. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found a home with heavy black smoke coming from the home and a duplex to the left of it.
Both homes were occupied at the time of the fire. One resident was transported to University Medical Center where she later died from her injuries. Another resident is currently unaccounted for but is confirmed to have escaped the fire.
Two additional homes received moderate damage a third home suffered radiant heat damage and light structural damage.
NOFD says the home where the fire initially started as well as the duplex next door are a total loss.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
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