Fire destroys warehouse of stored furniture

This post has been updated.

Firefighters battled a fierce three-alarm fire this morning that consumed a two-story warehouse full of stored furniture.

The blaze on Ruan Street near Romain broke out just before 10:30 a.m. this morning and consumed the warehouse where furniture was stored. Within 45 minutes, it was a three-alarm blaze. There were no injuries reported, and the structure was believed to be unoccupied.

A sign on the side of the building identifies it as the home of "S.W. Smith and Sons," a moving, hauling and storage company.

The American Red Cross is assisting two families displaced by the blaze.

Fire commanders placed it under control by 12:30 p.m.

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