Firefighters work three-alarm blaze in N.O. East

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Posted on July 14, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 14 at 6:41 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- Firefighters are working a three-alarm blaze at an apartment complex in New Orleans East.

The fire happened just before 12:15 p.m. at the Windrun Apartments complex near the intersection of Bullard Avenue and the Interstate 10 Service Road. The fire was under control by 2 p.m.

According to the New Orleans Fire Department, the upstairs of the apartment suffered "severe" damage. They believe lightning may have caused the fire, as witnesses reported seeing a bolt strike the roof of the building.

While 13 of the 16 units were occupied at the time of the fire, no injuries have been reported.

Seventy firefighters in all responded to the incident.

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