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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NOFD Responds To Fire Small Onboard Riverboat

December 14, 2016

On Tuesday, December 14, 2016 at 9:19 a.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a call reporting a fire on board the Riverboat Natchez. The first company arrived on scene at 9:23 a.m. Upon arrival firefighters determined the cause of the fire to be welders working below deck. Sparks being produced by the welders fell down a ventilation shaft igniting some of the boat’s air filters. Light smoke permeated the boat through the HVAC system, initiating the NOFD’s response. The fire was smoldering at the time the NOFD arrived on scene and quickly placed under control. No injuries were reported. Seven NOFD apparatus responded to this incident carrying twenty NOFD suppression personnel.  



Initial Call:                                    9:19 a.m.

1st Alarm:                                     9:20 a.m.

On Scene:                                    9:23 a.m.

Under Control:                            9:38 a.m.

NOFD Units:                                7

NOFD Personnel:                       20

Injuries:                                        None Reported

Cause:                                          Workers Welding



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