‘Suspicious’ bag on roof may have sparked Dollar General fire, chief says

Published: Dec. 17, 2021 at 6:32 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 17, 2021 at 9:09 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Firefighters are on the scene of a three-alarm fire at the Mid City Dollar General on Friday morning.

The fire broke out just before 6:30 a.m. at the corner of Earhart Boulevard and Dublin Street, near Carrollton Avenue.

Smoke was seen billowing from the front and rear entrances.

The five-alarm fire was brought under control at 10:36 a.m.

Chief Roman Nelson says the start of the fire is “suspicious” and may have started from a burning bag found on the roof.

First responders say the store was closed when the fire broke out. No injuries were reported.

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