VIDEO: Truck engulfed in flames after crashing into business in CBD

State News

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— On Thursday afternoon, The New Orleans Police Department began investigating a single-vehicle crash that led to a large fire.

The crash happened in the 700 block of Camp Street. Limited information is available at this time, but according to NOPD, the occupants of the involved vehicle reportedly fled the scene.

WGNO crew spoke to an eyewitness on the scene.

Debby Helgeson said she was sitting at a receptionist desk about 20 feet from the front door of the building at the time of the crash.

She said she was shaken at the moment and didn’t know what was happening.

Helgeson said she believed everybody in the building got out safely.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080 or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-111.

Truck engulfed in flames after crashing into NOLA business. Photo Courtesy: Richard Perque
Truck engulfed in flames after crashing into NOLA business. Photo Courtesy: Richard Perque

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