Fire is always a concern for historic structures. Thankfully, the New Orleans Fire Department’s quick response quickly got a blaze at 533 Dauphine St. under control last night.

According to, the three-alarm fire was reported at 6:30 p.m. and the New Orleans Fire Department had the blaze under control by 7:33 p.m.

The burned building was an “early (c. 1835) single shotgun type cottage” and “only a shell of a building (front wall, roof) that is used, along with the rear area, for surface parking,” according to the Vieux Carré Digital Survey

The fire-damaged building was more recently being used as a woodworking shop, according to reports from residents on

Thanks to the quick response from firefighters, other nearby residences and commercial buildings were spared from the same fate.

Photos 1 & 2 by Liz Jurey, Photo 3 courtesy of the Historic New Orleans Collection, 1963