New Orleans firefighters battled a “stubborn” fire Wednesday morning at a warehouse in Algiers, officials said.
The fire was reported at 4:48 a.m. to Life Storage in block 3200 of General De Gaulle Drive (map) in Algiers, according to a statement from the New Orleans fire department. Firefighters upgraded the fire to three alarms, meaning they called for backup twice at the scene.
The fire spread through the units’ insulation and common roofs, officials said, making it difficult to extinguish. The various contents of the units also increased the difficulty of mastering fire.
One unit contained a full-size vehicle and another contained the contents of a house damaged by Hurricane Ida, NOFD Chief Roman Nelson said during a press conference at the scene, carried by WVUE-Fox. 8.
The fire was under control at 8:29 a.m., officials said.
At least 10 units were damaged, according to our press partners at WWL-TV. No injuries were reported.
A total of 21 NOFD units and 54 personnel responded. There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire.
Carlie Kollath Wells is a breaking news reporter at NOLA.com and the Times-Picayune | The New Orleans lawyer.