NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The New Orleans Fire Department is investigating a fire in the Treme neighborhood Friday morning.
It broke out just before 5:00 a.m. in the 2200 block of St. Anne Street near Orleans Avenue and eventually grew to a 2-alarm and then a 3-alarm fire. Firefighters arrived within five minutes of the call and had the fire under control as of 6:00 a.m. Friday.
Fire Chief Timothy McConnell says that there were three vacant structures heavily damaged and firefighters were able to contain the fire to those three structures. There was some heat damage to houses near the three structures but the damage appears major.
At this time there have been no injuries reported, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Chief McConnell says the next step is getting the fire completely out, and then the overhaul process which involves entering the structures to make sure no further damage remains and to make sure no one is inside. They must then send someone to begin the cleanup process.
WWL-TV has a crew on the scene and will have more details as they become available.