New Orleans fire and emergency response personnel responded to a four-alarm fire at Le Méridien hotel in downtown New Orleans (Louisiana state) on Sunday afternoon (local time), May 12. The fire started on the 24th floor following a power outage around 16:00. Several blocks near Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets were closed as firefighters brought the fire under control as of 19:15. Continued disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the blaze for the coming hours.
Individuals in New Orleans are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.
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