Mardi Gras parades scheduled for this weekend will continue along Canal Street as planned, city officials said Thursday.

Routes will not be shifted after a six-alarm blaze in the 1000 block of Canal Street Wednesday that destroyed four businesses and took 91 firefighters nearly nine hours to bring under control.

Parades this weekend do not roll in front of that block of Canal Street, but make a U-turn just before onto Canal at University Place and Burgundy Street. Parade routes can be found here.