March 31, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

Early Morning Fire Destroys Two Properties in the Seventh Ward

 On Sunday, March 31, 2024, at 4:26 a.m., the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) responded to a 911 call reporting a fire near the 1800 block of N. Galvez St. Arriving on the scene at 4:31 a.m., firefighters found a large abandoned two-story, multi-unit dwelling, at the corner of N. Johnson and St Anthony Streets, already heavily involved in fire. A second alarm was requested immediately. Prior to NOFD arrival, the fire had already spread to the rear and shed of an occupied single-family dwelling at 1935 N. Johnson St. The daughter of the eighty-six-year-old female resident, who is currently in the hospital undergoing surgery, stated that her mother had complained to city officials for several years about vagrants and drug use in the structure that’s been abandoned since hurricane Katrina.


Sixteen NOFD units, supported by forty-five NOFD Fire Operations personnel, were used to bring this incident under control at 5:39 a.m. The original fire building suffered interior collapse and the exposure at 1935 N. Johnson St. sustained severe damage as a result of this fire. There were no injuries reported and an NOFD Fire Investigator has been requested to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.


911 Call Received:      4:26 a.m.           

1st Alarm:                    4:26 a.m.                           

On Scene:                    4:31 a.m.

2nd Alarm:                   4:31 a.m.                                                           

Under Control:           5:39 a.m.           

NOFD Personnel:       45          

NOFD Units:               16                          

Cause:                                 Under Investigation                       

Injuries:                      None Reported