Man leaps from second-story window to escape Mid City fire

Man leaps from second-story window to escape Mid City fire
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans firefighters responded to a two alarm fire that left a home damaged. The incident occurred Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the 6300 block of Fontainebleau Drive.

An NOFD spokesperson said as as firefighters arrived they called a second alarm due to the nature of the fire, which was coming from the second floor of an apartment. They also learned that one man escaped from the fire by jumping from a second-floor window. He was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for smoke inhalation and bruises sustained from the fall.

Firefighters did several searches of the home to look for other family members, but could not find anyone else inside. They did find one of two cats lying on the front lawn. They learned that the first cat already escaped the home. The second required oxygen and was taken to a local veterinarian by a neighbor.

The fire was brought under control at 10:55 a.m. In addition to the NOFD, members of the New Orleans Police Department, The State Fire Marshall, EMS and Entergy also responded to the scene. The American Red Cross is assisting those displaced by the fire.

The fire's cause is under investigation.

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