NEW ORLEANS — An apartment complex in Harvey caught fire Monday, displacing four families, the volunteer spokesperson with the Harvey Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 said.
For about 1.5 hours, 25 firefighters fought to bring the fire under control. The fire left 23 people without a home, but no one was hurt, the spokesperson said.
The firefighters arrived at the scene around 4:20 p.m. Monday, after getting reports that a building was on fire. The building was a two-story four-plex at 1141 Clydesbank Dr. in Harvey.
When firefighters got to the apartment complex, they saw smoke, and after investigating, the fire was upgraded to two alarms.
Firefighters said residents had evacuated the building, by the time they began an aggressive plan to put out the fire.
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As firefighters made it to the second floor of the apartment complex, they saw that fire was moving between the two floors throughout the building, forcing firefighters to retreat.
Firefighters rescued a dog and a cat from the fire, and the animals were not hurt, and they stayed at the scene Monday evening to put out hotspots
2-alarm fire leaves 4 Harvey families without a home
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