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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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Chris Miller
May 11, 2019 - 4:36 pm
A fire on Conti Street just off Bourbon caused extensive damage to businesses in the building, and firefighters are likely to remain on the scene into Sunday to make sure all of it is out. The five-alarm blaze was declared under control around 10:45 Saturday morning. But by then, significant damage...
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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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April 23, 2019 - 8:31 am
Tom Perumean reporting... A 54-year-old man is dead following a fire on Barracks Street. New Orleans firefighters arrived at the shotgun home on the 2300-block of Barracks Street just after seven in the evening to find the structure consumed with flames and heavy smoke. "As companies gained access...
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Jim Hanzo
April 21, 2019 - 1:37 pm
New Orleans Firemen rescued an elderly man who was found unconscious in an early Easter morning blaze of a single story wood framced structure that caught fire. It happened at 2800 Mandeville Street. Two women who also lived at the home were able to get out. The fire was under control around 7:30...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 25, 2019 - 6:20 am
The New Orleans Fire Department is fighting a blaze in Central City. Officials report a fire at Felicity and Baronne. It started in a single home, and spread to a neighboring apartment building. Fire Chief Tim McConnell says the flames started in a vacant building where neighbors had reported...
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Chris Miller
March 24, 2019 - 8:01 pm
A man attending the Buku Music + Art project on the New Orleans riverfront had to be rescued from the Mississippi River, The New Orleans Advocate reports. According to The Advocate, firefighters say the man climbed a chain link fence during the festival held near Mardi Gras World on the east bank,...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 21, 2019 - 6:35 am
Two people died after a car crashed into a beauty salon and set it on fire. "The NOPD is investigating a fatal vehicle crash... at the intersection of Washington Avenue and South White Street," NOPD said in a news release. The incident started when police officers attempted to pull over the vehicle...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 21, 2019 - 12:04 pm
New Orleans firefighters continued battling hot spots in the massive masion fire that broke out Wednesday morning on St. Charles Avenue at Second Street. They also released more pictures. pic.twitter.com/WHMowzQD2q — NOFD (@NOLAFireDept) February 20, 2019 pic.twitter.com/0wKvBmrfJ6 — NOFD (@...
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Chris Miller
February 20, 2019 - 11:52 am
St. Charles Ave. fire a loss not only to family that lived there, but to Mardi Gras history says Arthur Hardy The historic Downman-Kock-Montgomery-Grace mansion at 2525 St. Charles Ave. that was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning was home to generations of Carnival royalty, and the house contained...
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