Posted: Mar 28, 2006 8:27 pm
Does anyone know what Popeyes this was? The one on Basin or the one on Royal? If it was the latter that means we're back down to two functioning Popeyes in the city. Fuck that!!!!!!!!!
Fire guts building, forces hotel evacuations
3/28/2006, 8:12 a.m. CT
The Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A five-alarm fire gutted a fast-food restaurant in the downtown section early Tuesday and a nearby hotel was evacuated for a time as a safety precaution, authorities said.
Ten police officers were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.
Authorities said the fire, which was reported about 3 a.m., near Canal Street was first believed to have been in a hotel, but firefighters instead discovered a building housing a Popeyes restaurant ablaze.
No firefighters were injured, said fire department Superintendent Charles Parent.
The fire did not pose a threat to the nearby French Quarter, authorities said.