Six-Alarm Fire Destroys New Orleans Church


Firefighters worked Friday night to put out a six-alarm fire at the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church on Prytania Street -- a fire that knocked out power for several blocks.

The church at 2101 Prytania St. in the Lower Garden District ignited about 8:30 p.m., firefighters said. The fire also spread to an empty house next door.

Power went out for several blocks on St. Charles Avenue.

No injuries have been reported, firefighters said, but little remained of the historic structure. WDSU cameras captured the collapse of the front facade of the old building, which was nearly 110 years old.

The church was for sale and had been empty since Hurricane Katrina.

The fire also destroyed a nearby two-story building that was also vacant.

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