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Tuesday
Dec282010

Eight Killed in New Orleans Warehouse Blaze

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW ORLEANS) -- Eight people were killed after a fire destroyed an abandoned warehouse in New Orleans early Tuesday morning.

The two-alarm blaze broke out in a warehouse in New Orleans' Ninth Ward around 2 a.m. after a fire in a barrel grew out of control.  Fire officials said a group of people occupied the building to seek refuge from the cold weather and built the fire indoors to keep warm.

Eight people were found dead inside and two others managed to escape.  Their identities have not been released.

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