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“3-Alarm Fire” at the Superdome in New Orleans, 1 person hurt

Caesars Superdome on fire on Tuesday (Twitter)

Mike Rosenstein

If it wasn’t for bad luck, the city of New Orleans wouldn’t have any luck at all.

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Still cleaning up after a pair of soaking tropical weather systems, FOX8 tweeted video Tuesday of what appears to be fire shooting through the roof of the Caesars Superdome.

Here is a running report of the latest news:

The City of NOLA emergency preparedness campaign tweeted: “The @NOLAFireDept is responding to a fire at the @CaesarsDome. Please avoid the area near the dome.”

WDSU tweeted: “Smoke and flames can be seen from @CaesarsDome right now. Emergency crews are heading to the scene now.”

NOLA.com’s Jeff Duncan tweeted: “Doug Thornton, the VP of stadiums for ASM Global which manages the Superdome, tells me via text that the fire at the stadium started ‘in the gutter tub’ on the roof while workers were there pressure washing it and ‘is under control.’ NOFD is on the scene.”

The New Orleans Fire Department tweeted it responded to “3-Alarm Fire” at the Superdome.

New Orleans EMS tweeted it “is transporting one patient to UMC for minor burns.”

The City of New Orleans tweeted: “The fire is now under control. @NOLAFireDept & heavy @CityOfNOLA public safety presence working the scene. Please continue to avoid the area.”

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