Three-alarm fire destroys abandoned apartment building in Algiers

Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 9:23 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A three-alarm fire destroyed an abandoned apartment complex in Algiers early Sunday (Sept. 17), the New Orleans Fire Department said.

Firefighters were called to the scene at Vespasian Boulevard and Murl Street at 1 a.m., and arrived seven minutes later to find several apartment sections fully involved in flames and heavy black smoke.

A second alarm was sounded at 1:24 a.m., and a third alarm was struck at 1:38 a.m., for additional resources to contain the fire. It ultimately took 68 firefighters manning 19 NOFD units to bring the fire under control at 3:13 a.m.

The NOFD reported no injuries and said the cause of the fire was under investigation.

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