- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans fire truck has responded to an apparent fire at a Sewerage and Water Board plant.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that smoke could be smelled outside Wednesday, and city homeland security chief Aaron Miller was talking with fire personnel.

Board spokesman Robert Jackson tells The Associated Press he doesn’t yet have any details. Fire department spokesmen did not immediately respond to phone and email messages.

The board has been under fire since a special City Council hearing which revealed that the city’s drainage system was below par during floods in July and August. Days later, a fire at one of the board’s power turbines prompted schools to close around the city.

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