Tulane Fraternity House Catches Fire

New Orleans firefighters are investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire at a Tulane University fraternity house.

It happened about 9 p.m. on Monday on Audubon Street near campus.

The first floor of the building sustained significant water damage. The second floor was completely destroyed.

Officials said the residents, all undergraduate students at Tulane and members of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, were away for winter break at the time of the fire.

It took about 70 New Orleans firefighters over an hour to extinguish the blaze.

The Kappa Alpha house is about a block away from the Loyola University Alpha Delta Gamma house which burned down about one year ago.