Buttermilk Drop Bakery burns down, total loss says NOFD
The New Orleans Fire Department arrived at the Buttermilk Drop Bakery on Elysian Fields Avenue and Robert E. Lee Boulevard around 3:53 a.m. Tuesday morning (Nov. 22) with the bakery’s roof and kitchen already in flames.
Because the bakery’s manger said no employees should have been in the building during the time of the fire,the NOFD drowned the fire with aerial units and had the situation under control around 6:54 a.m.
The New Orleans Fire Department first responded to a one-alarm fire at the bakery Monday night (Nov. 21) at 9:30 p.m., involving a small grease fire.The NOFD placed the incident under control around 10:10 p.m. and remained on the scene until 11:41 p.m to make sure there were no remaining “hot-spots”
No injuries were reported at either incident, and the cause of the morning fire is currently still under investigation, according to a report by the NOFD.
Firefighters responded to a one-alarm fire Monday night at 9:30 p.m. at this same location. That incident involved a small grease fire inside what was described as a donut fryer. The overnight incident was placed under control at 10:10 p.m. NOFD firefighters remained on the scene until 11:41 p.m. using thermal imaging cameras insuring that there were no “hot-spots” and that the grease fire hadn’t extended into the walls of the building. There have been no injuries reported at either incident and the cause of this morning fire is currently being investigated.