Fire

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 05, 2019 - 10:05 pm
The State Fire Marshal's office says a woman is facing arson charges after setting her apartment on fire with her four kids inside. "A Luling woman has been arrested for setting fire to her apartment unit with her children inside," Public Affairs Director Ashley Rodrigue said in a release. The...
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July 10, 2019 - 9:07 am
The New Orleans Fire Department says a house fire in New Orleans East left one man dead. "NOFD was dispatched on a report of a house fire at 4401 Longfellow Drive," according to a news release. The fire was reported just after noon Tuesday. When crews arrived on they found much of the home fully...
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Jim Hanzo
June 23, 2019 - 8:32 pm
A fire in an apartment took the life of a 3-year-old girl Sunday evening. Jefferson Parish East Bank Fire Chief Dave Tibbets, said the girl was rescued by firefighters and EMS performed CPR on her but she died at a hospital. The fire broke out at the Bellemont Apartments, near Riverside and...
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Thomas Perumean
June 12, 2019 - 8:33 am
Surveillance images show the man suspected of starting a Sunday morning fire that laid waste to a strip mall on the corner of South Carrollton and Olive. NOPD is searching for the suspect who is facing charges aggrevated business burglary and negligent arson. The wanted subject used a stolen black...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 06, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Fire crews raced to the Entergy Building Wednesday night after calls of a fire. "The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a 911 call reporting a fire in a high rise building on Loyola Ave.," Operator Louis Carrier said in an email. "The first fire company arrived on the scene of the Entergy...
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Thomas Perumean
May 13, 2019 - 9:07 am
Smoke rising the manhole cover over from an electrical vault on Tchoupitoulas Street has gotten the attention of New Orleans firefighters and Entergy crews as the towering Le Meridien hotel stands vacant and powerless. Calls came in this morning of a burning smell and smoke coming from the street...
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NOFD
Ten New Orleans firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation and exhaustion after having to carry gear up 24 stories to battle a fire at the top of a Poydras Street hotel. "NOFD received a 911 call reporting smoke permeating the Le Meridien Hotel at 333 Poydras Street," Operator Louis Carrier...
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Jim Hanzo
May 12, 2019 - 6:49 pm
New Orleans firefighters responded to a 5-alarm fire at Le Meridien hotel on the corner of Poydras and Tchoupitoulas. Firefighters responded to the alarm Sunday afternoon and upgraded it later on. The hotel has been evacuated. At least four firefighters sustained injuries from smoke inhalation. The...
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Don Ames
May 11, 2019 - 8:40 am
Update: 10:04am A stubborn four-alarm fire has gone to a fifth alarm as New Orleans firefighters say the blaze has extended into the walls of a building stretching along Conti Street from Bourbon to the Hotel Le Marais mid-block on Conti. According to New Orleans Fire Department Captain Edwin...
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