NEW ORLEANS – A two-alarm fire badly damaged three dwellings in the 1800 block of Duels Street in the Seventh Ward Thursday afternoon.
A fire department spokesman said the first company to arrive on the scene found a single-story, wood-framed, unoccupied home fully in flames.
The firefighters determined there was a threat to the buildings on each side, both of which were occupied, though there was no one home at the time.
Firefighters said the 5-bedroom home on one side received severe fire damage to the rear of the structure and water damage in the rest of the building. The building to the other side Also received fire and water damage. Two dogs were rescued.