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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Insulation Company at 2431 Clio St., Involved in Three-Alarm Fire

April 01, 2013

Late Monday evening at 10:52 pm the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a 911 call reporting smoke coming from a building located at 2431 Clio St. The first company arrived on the scene at 10:58 pm, finding heavy smoke pumping out of a brick office building and one metal warehouse building already fully involved in flames. The two buildings are both a part of the Eagle Insulation Co., near the intersection of Clio and Freret St. 

A second alarm was struck immediately at 11:00 pm, with a third alarm following at 11:11 pm.  Firefighters attempted to force entry into the brick building which housed the company’s offices, but where forced out by overwhelming flames and imminent signs that the building was going to collapse. The size of the buildings involved, a total of approximately 35,000 sq. ft., and a heavy load of flammable insulation, proved extremely difficult with the fire eventually being place under control at 4:37 am.  Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the two building involved on arrival, preventing the spread to a third warehouse on the property. 

Twenty-one NOFD units carrying sixty-eight fire personnel were used to extinguish this fire.  A fire-watch made up of four fire companies remained on the scene throughout the night to make sure the fire was out. Firefighters will remain on the scene today, pumping water as demolition crews remove debris.  The cause and origin of the fire is currently being investigated and there were no injuries reported. The New Orleans Police Department, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services, Entergy and the American Red Cross were all on scene to assist the NOFD.

1st alarm:                    10:52 pm

On scene:                  10:58 pm

2nd alarm:                   11:00 pm

3rd alarm:                    11:11 pm

Under control:           4:37 am

Units:                          21

Firefighters:               68

Injuries:                      None reported

Cause:                       Under Investigation



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