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NEWORLEANS-- Firefighters are on the scene of a three-alarm fire on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.

According to the New Orleans Fire Department, the fire was reported around 7:20 a.m. in the 1000 block of Decatur Street in the building that includes Cafe Sbisa.

The fire started on the second floor in an apartment and spread to the third floor, according to the fire department. The building suffered substantial damage, with two apartments destroyed and nine damaged.

According to New Orleans EMS, no injuries have been reported.

The third alarm was sounded as a precautionary measure, said the fire department, and because of the close proximity of structures in the French Quarter. The fire did not spread to adjacent buildings.

The same building was involved in a three-alarm fire a few weeks earlier, said fire officials.

Motorists are advised to avoid the the area.

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