Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Fire Destroys KA House at Tulane

Fire ravages fraternity house
Times PicayuneNew Orleans, LA
January 1, 2007

A two-alarm blaze engulfed a fraternity house near Tulane University late Monday, badly damaging the two-story wood-framed structure and leaving five students searching for a new home. The residents, all undergraduate students at Tulane and members of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, were away for Winter Break at the time of the fire, said Kirby Newburger, president of the Kappa Alpha Alumni Inc., which owns the house at 1036 Audubon St. It took about 70 firefighters over an hour to exinguish the blaze, which started about 9 p.m., said acting fire chief Victor LaCaba. Firefighters are investigating the cause of the blaze, he said.