New Orleans firefighters Wednesday morning are battling a large six-alarm blaze near the Roosevelt Hotel on Canal Street.
Fire trucks were seen heading to the fire around 4 a.m. Live television pictures from the scene show flames leaping from the roof. Several blocks of Canal Street, which borders the city’s French Quarter, have been closed.
Commuters have been advised to avoid the area while firefighters battle the blaze, according to Fox 8 Live.
No injuries have been reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.