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Four rescued after massive morning fire in New Orleans

2 months 19 hours 43 minutes ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 March 25, 2019 8:13 AM March 25, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - Four people were rescued from a morning fire that started at a vacant building and spread to nearby apartments in New Orleans Monday.

The New Orleans Fire Department said the first started before 5:20 a.m. in the 1800 block of Baronne Street near Felicity Street, WWL-TV reports.  Three people were rescued from a balcony and a fourth was rescued from a nearby burning building, according to NOFD Chief Tim McConnell.

Fire officials believe the fire started in the rear of a vacant building and quickly spread to a second. McConnell told WWL, the building wasn't connected to utilities and neighbors had previously complained about squatters.

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