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Flames Rip Through Uptown Home; Residents, Pets Rescued From 4-Alarm Fire

Large flames could be seen ripping through an Uptown home Friday.

The four-alarm blaze was reported before 11 a.m. in the 2300 block of St. Charles Avenue.

New Orleans Fire Department officials said crews found the third floor of the residence heavily involved in flames when they arrived within minutes of the fire being reported to officials. The flames then began to extend to the neighboring structure.

Firefighters were able to quickly get the fire under control.

Two victims, the only people in the home when the fire broke out, were rescued. City health officials said the two people were treated at the scene and taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Four pets, three dogs and a cat, were also rescued from the blaze, officials said.

WDSU reporter Travers Mackel said St. Charles Avenue was shut down in both directions as firefighters tackled the blaze. The streetcar was also shut down.

The American Red Cross was called in to assist people displaced by the fire.

It’s unclear how many units the three-story stucco building has. Investigators have not determined the cause of the fire.

Officials said 82 firefighters responded to the blaze.