Eight people were killed by a large fire in an abandoned warehouse today in New Orleans, Louisiana. The victims were apparently homeless people who were trying to keep warm around a burning barrel; two others survived. There may be more victims in the rubble, according to fire officials.
New Orleans (LA) Fire Department Supt. Charles Parent told WWLTV.com that the department has a program to check and close abandone buildings to prevent this type of tragedy, however it is difficult to guarantee that all such buildings are closed because there are so many of them in the city.
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