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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Two-Alarm Fire Damages Apartments in New Orleans East

June 05, 2014

Thursday, June 05, 2014 at 3:04 a.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a 911 call reporting a fire in the 8000 block of Brevard Ave. in New Orleans East.  Dispatched at 3:05 a.m., the first NOFD unit arrived on the scene at 3:11 a.m. finding fire already through the roof of 8015 Brevard Ave., a two-story, wood-framed four unit unoccupied apartment building with exposures in close proximity on three sides.  A second alarm was struck immediately at 3:11 a.m.  Fire had already extended to at least three other structures when firefighters arrived.  An unoccupied four-unit apartment building at 8013 Brevard Ave. and another in the rear at 8012 Trapier St., received extensive fire damage. The only occupied dwelling involved was 9416 Hayne Blvd., another four-unit apartment building with all four units occupied, displacing 6 adults and four children.  Fourteen NOFD units and forty-five suppression personnel were used to bring this incident under control at 3:52 a.m.  There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.  Entergy, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services and the New Orleans Police Department all assisted in the mitigation of this incident.  The American Red Cross was also on scene assisting displaced residents and providing canteen service for emergency services personnel.  



Rec’d call:                 3:04 a.m.

1st alarm:                    3:05 a.m.

2nd alarm:                   3:11 a.m.                   

On scene:                  3:11 a.m.                     

Under control:           3:52 a.m.

Units:                          14       

Firefighters:               45

Injuries:                      None reported                                 

Cause:                       Under investigation

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Last updated: 6/18/2014 9:24:50 AM

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