N.O. building scheduled for demolition catches fire

Source: WWL-TV in New Orleans
Source: WWL-TV in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WWL-TV) - Firefighters responded to a three-alarm blaze at a vacant New Orleans building Friday morning.

The fire sparked in the Mid-City area around 6:30 a.m. and firemen got it under control about two hours later.

According to WWL-TV, firefighters found an open door in the back of the building, along with evidence vagrants had been living inside. The building's owner told investigators it was scheduled to be demolished later in the day.

No injuries were reported.

A total of 68 firefighters and 21 units responded to the blaze.

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