Two-alarm fire leaves New Orleans East apartment buildings damaged

Updated: Jul. 22, 2018 at 11:08 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans fire fighters battled a two-alarm fire in New Orleans East, Sunday, that left apartment buildings damaged. The fire, located in the 6800 block of E. Coronet Ct., was called in around 5:30 p.m.

According to an NOFD spokesperson, fire fighters arrived on scene and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of a two-story building. Crews began checking the apartments to make sure they were empty. Only one of the apartments had people in them at the time of the fire, but they all made it out before crews arrived.

A second alarm was called in at 5:45 p.m. due to the fire's intensity and Sunday's hot temperatures. The fire spread from the two-story structure where it started to a neighboring apartment building, but fire fighters were able to keep it contained from there.

Crews were able to bring the fire under control at 6:11 p.m.

A total of five people were displaced because of the fire. The American Red Cross was called to assist those who were displaced.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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