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New Orleans Fire Superintendent Timothy McConnell told WWL that a Bayou St. John-area warehouse with two or three businesses inside caught fire shortly before 5 a.m.

A large fire that destroyed three businesses along Bayou St. John on Monday caused $1 million in damages, according to a release from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which announced it would be joining the investigation. 

The fire, which occurred in the early morning hours at a complex in the 3500 block of Toulouse Street, destroyed a furniture liquidator, a T-shirt manufacturer and a church that is currently under remodel. 

No injuries or deaths were associated with the fire, the cause of which has not yet been determined. 

The ATF's National Response Team has been activated to assist with the investigation. The NRT is tasked with assisting "federal, state, and local investigators in meeting the challenges faced at the scenes of significant arson and explosives incidents." 

The NRT is assisting the New Orleans Fire Department and Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office.