- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

KENNER, La. (AP) - Firefighters have extinguished a fire at a Kenner apartment complex that left at least 50 people temporarily homeless.

Multiple media outlets report that the fire began Sunday afternoon in a 10-unit building and spread to a second 10-unit building in back. It was reported shortly before 3 p.m. Firefighters subdued the fire around 6 p.m.

Kenner Fire Chief John Hellmers says the front building suffered 65 percent heavy damage, while fire damage to the back building was mostly confined to the attic.

Two of the 20 units were unoccupied. Red Cross personnel say most tenants won’t be able to salvage any belongings, and that most of the tenants were uninsured. The city will be accepting donations for them at Galatas Playground.


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