Treme hotel fire

Three people were injured in a two-alarm fire that broke out overnight at the Tirc Hotel at 1924 St. Ann St. in Treme, NOFD spokesman Edwin Holmes said. (Photo via WWL-TV)

Three people were injured in a two-alarm fire that broke out overnight at a hotel in Treme, according to the New Orleans Fire Department.

Around 11:50 p.m. Monday, firefighters responded to a blaze at the Tirc Hotel at 1924 St. Ann St., NOFD spokesman Edwin Holmes said in a news release. The two-story, 30-room hotel had heavy smoke coming from the second-floor windows.

Firefighters conducted a door-to-door search of the hotel and found one man in the building. He was pulled outside and transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation and second-degree burns, Holmes said.

A second man who told firefighters that he jumped from a second-floor window to escape the fire suffered two apparent fractured ankles, Holmes said. A third man was also treated at the scene for lacerations to his right arm, but he refused hospital transport.

The fire was called under control at 12:47 a.m. Tuesday, about an hour after it was reported. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.