Landmark pie factory destroyed in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - A five-alarm fire has destroyed a factory which had made hand-sized fried pies since 1922.
Fire Superintendent Charles Parent tells local media outlets that Hubig's Pies factory is a total loss.
Nearby homes were also singed by the flames; no injuries were reported.
Parent says the blaze began in the fryer room. The only employee on duty reported seeing smoke there and got out safely.
The Simon Hubig Pie Co. factory was the only one in a Texas-based chain to survive the Great Depression.
Hurricane Katrina closed the factory until January 2006. But the company sold T-shirts over the Internet while it was closed, and then sold pies over the Internet as well as locally after it reopened.