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3-alarm fire in New Orleans displaces 12 people

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Firefighters try to get a 3-alarm fire under control in Central City. (Source: FOX 8/Shelley Brown) Firefighters try to get a 3-alarm fire under control in Central City. (Source: FOX 8/Shelley Brown)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (FOX 8) -

Firefighters in New Orleans battled a three-alarm fire in below temperatures early Wednesday morning.

FOX 8 reported Fire Chief Timothy McConnell said they were called to the intersection of First Street and Danneel Street, which is located in the Central City area of New Orleans, around 4:30 a.m.

Officials said a vacant building was fully engulfed in flames and the fire spread to two houses next door, causing severe damage. Reports indicate three families, 12 people in all, were displaced. No injuries were reported.

According to FOX 8, a neighbor said the house where the fire originally started had been empty since before Hurricane Katrina. The fire destroyed the building.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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