Pre-arrival video: Initial attack at five-alarm fire in New Orleans’ Tremé neighborhood.

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A week ago today a fire that started in a home undergoing renovation in New Orleans spread to another home being renovated next door. Before it was over embers spreading downwind ignited six more homes in Tremé in the area of North Robertson Street between between Esplanade Avenue and Kerlerec Street.

The video above by , passed along to us by frequent New Orleans visitor Vito Maggiolo, begins before the arrival of the fire department. The first unit on the scene is the safety officer who was in the area and reported the fire.

The video below by  shows some of the homes that were ignited by the blowing embers.

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