No injuries were reported Sunday after a two-alarm fire in the 2400 block of St. Bernard of New Orleans' 7th Ward on Sunday required dozens of firefighters who controlled the blaze in 20 minutes, according to the New Orleans Fire Department.
At 1:07 p.m. the NOFD first received a call of a fire at a residence close to the intersection of North Dorgenois Street and St. Bernard Avenue.
The NOFD sent 16 units and 45 of its personnel to the fire, arriving at 1:11 p.m. Upon arrival, the flames were already full-involved at a shed in the backyard of an unoccupied double at 2425 St. Bernard Ave., with the blaze extending to another shed at an unoccupied double at 2431-33 St. Bernard Ave. as well as a shed at an occupied single family home a street over at 2430 Republic Street. The fire had also extended to the rear exterior of each residences, prompting a second-alarm at 1:14 p.m.
Each residence had small backyards with sheds in them and all sheds exteriors shared walls on the fence lines of the property. All three of the shed were completely destroyed by the fire.
The fire was under control by 1:27, just 20 minutes after the initial call. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
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