2-alarm fire destroys abandoned homes in St. Roch

St. Roch fire destroys abandoned houses

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Two abandoned homes were destroyed by fire Wednesday in the St. Roch neighborhood.

The two-alarm fire broke out at about 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of Arts Street.

Neighbors said vagrants had been seen staying in the homes.

The New Orleans Fire Department said no one appeared to be injured, but they weren't yet able to fully investigate because they were still dealing with smoke and looking for hot spots.

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