CHALMETTE, La. -- The St. Bernard Parish Fire Department is investigating a 2-alarm fire at the intersection of Victory Drive and King Drive, in Chalmette.
Fire Chief Thomas Stone says the facility is a parish gym that was being leased out for remote control car racing, which is why most of the building is full of dirt mounds.
The St. Bernard Fire Department responded to a dumpster fire at about 3:20 a.m. when they found extensive damaged to the leased out facility at Victory and King Drives.
The fire was under control at about 4:00 a.m. and there is heavy damage to the building.
Chief Stone says five fire engines responded to the fire and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The State Fire Marshall’s Office is expected to continue the investigation into what caused the fire, later today.