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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

News & Updates

July 02, 2013

Barbecue and Fire Safety Press Release

The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) would like to remind citizens, first and foremost, that the discharging of fireworks in Orleans Parish is illegal.

July 02, 2013

Two-Alarm Fire Destroys Vacant Restaurant in Gert-Town

New Orleans, LA. – Monday night, July 1, 2013 at 8:17 p.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) began receiving several 911 calls reporting heavy smoke and fire being sighted throughout the Carrollton and Gert-Town area of uptown New Orleans.          

July 01, 2013

Firefighters lift concrete barrier off man in Central city

The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) responded to an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) call for assistance stating a man was trapped under a concrete barrier near the corner of Toulouse and Dorgenois Street.

May 18, 2013

13 Year Old Sets House on Fire Playing with Lighter

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 4:37 pm, the New Orleans Fire Department received a 911 call from a 13 year old child who said he was playing with a lighter and the house was now on fire.

May 17, 2013

Mild Explosion in UNO Lab

On Friday, May 17, 2013 at 2:45 pm, the New Orleans Fire Department received a call from the University of New Orleans Campus Police Department. A vial containing a mixture of undetermined acids had a buildup of gases and exploded.

May 03, 2013

NOFD Superintendent Charles Parent Set to Retire This Summer

Today, the City of New Orleans announced that New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Charles Parent is retiring this summer. Parent, who has been on medical leave, will remain Superintendent at this time and will serve until a replacement is chosen

April 12, 2013

One Year Old Injured at Two-Alarm Fire

Friday morning, April 12, 2013 a mother and four children were alerted by a neighbor allowing them to escape a two alarm fire at 1316, 1318 Teche Street, resulting in a one-year old being transported by EMS to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.

April 10, 2013

Early Morning Fire at Magnolia Villa Displaces 38 Residents

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the New Orleans Fire Department responded to an alarm at 1801 Magnolia Street. The first arriving company reported smoke showing and requested additional units. Firefighters evacuated 38 residents and traced the origin of the fire to a mattress in one of the apartments.

April 10, 2013

Workers Injured During Building Collapse at 1300 Gov. Nichols

Four workers were treated and transported to area hospitals after home they were attempting to raise collapsed.

April 05, 2013

Two Alarm fire at Raising Cane Restaurant in Algiers

 On Friday, April 5, 2013 at 09:54 pm, the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a call of a fire at Raising Cane Restaurant located at 4009 Behrman Highway in Algiers, LA. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the restaurant heavily involved in fire.

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