Feb 202019
 

Firefighters try to control a seven-alarm fire at Morris-Downman house on 2525 St. Charles avenue. Every Mardi Gras, Rex, king of Carnival, stops at the home during the parade to give a toast. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A seven-alarm fire, the largest New Orleans has seen in recent years, destroyed a revered St. Charles Avenue home on Wednesday. For more on the fire, see the Uptown Messenger story here.

Firefighters battle the massive fire at the 150-year-old home designed by Henry Howard. The fire began was under control by 1:45 p.m. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Fire Superintendent Timothy McConnell gives the media an update about the seven-alarm fire at the Morris-Downman house. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Firefighters work to control the seven-alarm fire that started in the mansion’s basement. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Patty Constantine, right, brings baked goods to first-responders at the site. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Neighbors and other spectators gather near the Garden District home. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Firefighters are given reprieve after going into the burning home. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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