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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Three Alarm Fire Displace Five Families Uptown

July 09, 2014

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received calls through the 911 system to 823 Cadiz Street in the uptown area.  At 3:22 a.m., companies arrived to a two-story wood frame dwelling which consisted of four apartments heavily involved with fire spread to an adjacent building; which is a combination of an old family sheet metal business with two apartments above.  A second alarm was immediately struck and firefighters conducted a primary and secondary search to ensure everyone had gotten out safely.  The fire went to a third alarm for staffing due to heat and the size of the building.  One resident stated he woke up and noticed the fire through his window and it was so hot he had trouble getting past it.


Five families consisting of seven individuals were displaced and assisted on scene by the American Red Cross.  Superintendent McConnell stated that, “Our firefighters did a fantastic job containing the fire to the two original structures”.  The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Entergy Electric and American Red Cross assisted this incident.  There were no injuries and the cause is under investigation.


Delayed detection caused the greatest extent of this fire. The New Orleans Fire Department would like to remind residents of Orleans Parish that the New Orleans Fire Department will supply and install smoke detectors for residents in need.  Orleans residents in need of smoke detectors can stop by their area fire station to make the request or visit to sign up online.  Area residents outside of Orleans Parish can also request smoke detectors through the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office and their “Operation Save a Life” online at


Rec’d call: 3:14 a.m.

1st alarm: 3:15 a.m.

2nd alarm: 3:22 a.m.

3rd alarm: 3:44 a.m.             

On scene: 3:22 a.m.                                     

Under control: 4:15 a.m.

Units:  25       

Firefighters: 61

Injuries: None                      

Fatality: None                      

Cause: Under Investigation          


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Last updated: 7/9/2014 8:58:53 AM

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