Fire damages three homes in Uptown New Orleans


NEW ORLEANS – A two-alarm fire left three homes damaged in Uptown New Orleans on Sunday afternoon. 

The New Orleans Fire Department responded to the fire around 6:50 p.m. in the 4700 block of Camp Street at Bordeaux Street. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found one home on fire at the location and it had already extended to two neighboring homes. 

Fire crews enacted defensive fire operation tactics so the buildings would not take on any additional damage and were able to stop the fire from spreading further. Eighteen NOFD units carrying 51 fire personnel were on scene and brought the fire under control around 8 p.m. 

One of the homes the fire spread to sustained some exterior fire and water damage while the other home sustained a significant amount of damage. The home where the fire originally started suffered the most damage and it is currently not habitable the fire department says. 

According to the fire department, one resident received smoke inhalation as a result of the fire. They were treated on scene and then taken to an area hospital. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 
 

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