NEW ORLEANS -- A two-alarm fire broke out at an Algiers home early Sunday morning.
New Orleans Fire Department officials said they were called out to the 3500 block of Red Oak Court around 3:06 a.m When they arrived, they said they found a two-story wood framed home engulfed in flames, with fire coming from the roof.
Around 3:16 a.m., a second alarm was struck to help prevent the extension of the fire. However, NOFD said the home on the right side of the home originally on fire had radiated heat damage.
Firefighters tried to attack the fire from the inside of the building and do a primary search, but because of the amount of fire and the roof collapsing, they said they were not able to do so.
NOFD said neighbors told them no one was home at the time of the fire. The family told Eyewitness News that they were away from the weekend and returned in the afternoon. They say that they lost everything in Hurricane Katrina and now how to deal with another loss.
The family says that they are going to stay in a hotel for the night.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.