NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze Saturday night at a vacant motel.
Officials said there were more than 80 firefighters called in to try and contain the fire to the vacant building. The fire started at about 8:15 p.m. near Tulane and S. Galvez St., officials said, and by 9 p.m. it was a 4-alarm fire. Firefighters didn't have it under control until11:30 p.m.
The building, a two-story, vacant motel, had no utilities and has been abandoned for several years, officials said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Only one person was injured--a firefighter who hurt his hand and wrist --but he was able to remain on duty.