Fire Log

Case Number: 11-021-16

Occurred on: Nov 11 2016 8:44AM
Reported on: Nov 11 2016 8:25AM
Location: Science Bldg. Rm. 2060
Embers from a roof top welder's torch made its was down a pipe being welded, onto a mop head in room 2060. A very small fire resulted and staff from the construction company extinguished it; with an extinguisher at the location. No damage to the building or other property reported or detected.

Case Number: 03-024-16

Occurred on: Mar 22 2016 1:08AM
Reported on: Mar 22 2016 12:30AM
Location: Privateer Place Apartments
The HVAC air ventilation’s grills in both the kitchen and bedroom emitted flames from a fire within the ductwork. The flames were extinguished by a neighbor using a portable fire extinguisher. The flames damaged the ceiling with scorch marks. NOFD arrived at the scene and determined that the fire was contained and thoroughly extinguished. It was initially determined that the cause of the fire was a faulty heater element within the HVAC system. The tenants were temporarily relocated to another apartment within the complex until the unit is cleaned and repairs are rendered.

Case Number: 02-009-16

Occurred on: Feb 7 2016 10:45AM
Reported on: Feb 7 2016 10:45AM
Location: Privateer Place # 234
A small fire occurred in the air conditioning unit which was located in the common area of the apartment. NOFD Engine 12 commanded by Captain Davis responded to the incident. The fire was extinguished and the apartment determined to be safe for residents to return.

Case Number: 02-007-16

Occurred on: Feb 4 2016 7:28PM
Reported on: Feb 4 2016 7:27PM
Location: UNO Library Quad
Library student worker observed a small fire coming from a grass area located North of the entrance to the library. The fire was able to be extinguished by a UNO radio station employee who was able to use a fire extinguisher from the library to douse the flame.

Case Number: 11-025-15

Occurred on: Nov 20 2015 11:06PM
Reported on: Nov 20 2015 11:03PM
Location: Privateer Place Apartments
A bathroom exhaust fan was discovered on fire within an apartment, damaging both the ceiling and toilet seat underneath. The flames were extinguished by the resident prior to the New Orleans Fire Department's arrival. According to the resident, the fan was not in use at the time, therefore it was undetermined as to how the fire started. Also, there were no injuries sustained during this incident.

Case Number: 11-013-15

Occurred on: Nov 11 2015 6:22PM
Reported on: Nov 11 2015 6:08PM
Location: Privateer Place Apartments- Bldg. 6
UNO Student and resident of Privateer Place noticed a vehicle on fire in the parking lot outside of Bldg. 6 and notified 911. NOFD Engine 13 extinguished the Fire. The engine of the vehicle caught on fire and totally consumed the vehicle. UNOPD was notified and arrived on scene as NOFD quenched the smoldering flames and washed down the parking lot.

Case Number: 11-002-15

Occurred on: Nov 1 2015 3:25PM
Reported on: Nov 1 2015 3:28PM
Location: Privateer Place Building 11
A fire at an electrical box on the exterior of the south east corner of Privateer Place Bldg. 11 was investigated by police. The fire was extinguished by the responding officer after which members of the New Orleans Fire Department Engine 12 made sure the fire was extinguished and the building safe for residents to return.

Case Number: 09-0046-15

Occurred on: Sep 16 2015 6:34PM
Reported on: Sep 16 2015 6:28PM
Location: Lakefront Arena - Loading Dock
NOFD responded to a dumpster fire at this location. The fire was believed to have been ignited by chemicals in the dumpster which had been absorbed into pieces of wood also contained in the dumpster. The fire was extinguished and moderate damage was sustained to the dumpster. There were no injuries.

Case Number: 09-024-15

Occurred on: Sep 16 2015 2:40PM
Reported on: Sep 16 2015 2:35PM
Location: UNO Lakefront Arena
Chemicals thrown into the dumpster caused a chemical reaction with pieces of wood which ignited. NOFD arrived at the location and extinguished the flames. There was moderate damage sustained to the dumpster and no injuries were reported.

Case Number: 04-018-15

Occurred on: Apr 20 2015 6:47PM
Reported on: Apr 20 2015 6:47PM
Location: Pontchartrain Hall-South, west-side parking area
The officers responded to an automobile fire at the above location. N.O.F.D. was summoned to the scene, where they arrived shortly after and immediately extinguished the flames. The vehicle belonged to a Pontchartrain Hall dormitory resident who had parked it 15 to 20 minutes prior to incident before proceeding to his room. The vehicle’s engine compartment ignited into flames which sustained heavy damage throughout engine compartment and firewall. A chain-link fence section near the burned vehicle, approximately 10 to 12 feet, bordering the parking lot sustained moderate damage where the green vertical plastic privacy slats melted. A vehicle parked near the fire also sustained minor damage to the front driver-side headlight & turn signal lens assembly and the corner section of the front bumper plastic cover. There were no injuries reported at the time of the incident. The fire initially started in the engine compartment but the cause was undetermined.

Case Number: 03-039-15

Occurred on: Mar 25 2015 12:30PM
Reported on: Mar 25 2015 12:35PM
Location: Administration Bldg., Annex Suite 2000
A bread toaster caught fire at the location. It was extinguished shortly thereafter and the toaster discarded to an exterior trash receptacle. There were no injuries reported and no structural damage observed or reported.

Case Number: 03-039-15

Occurred on: Mar 25 2015 12:30PM
Reported on: Mar 25 2015 12:35PM
Location: Administration Bldg., Annex Suite 2000
A bread toaster caught fire at the location. It was extinguished shortly thereafter and the toaster discarded to an exterior trash receptacle. There were no injuries reported and no structural damage observed or reported.

Case Number: 02-015-15

Occurred on: Feb 12 2015 1:33PM
Reported on: Feb 12 2015 1:33PM
Location: Kirschman Hall NW Exterior Trash Can
A small fire in a trash can was reported at the above location. It had been extinguished by an unknown person(s) prior to the officer's arrival. The trash atop of the can's interior was charred and the top of the interior plastic liner was melted.

Case Number: 12-003-14

Occurred on: Dec 4 2014 10:46AM
Reported on: Dec 4 2014 10:52AM
Location: 121 Privateer Place
A small grease fire at the location on the kitchen stove was extinguished prior to the arrival of the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD). The apartment was determined to be safe by the Firefighters manning engine 12.

Case Number: 11-036-14

Occurred on: Nov 20 2014 8:34AM
Reported on: Nov 20 2014 9:12AM
Location: Administration Bldg., Rm. 107
Housekeeping personnel located what appeared to be burnt paper on a toilet seat at the above listed location.

Case Number: 11-024-14

Occurred on: Nov 12 2014 8:15AM
Reported on: Nov 12 2014 8:15AM
Location: Administration Building Room 107
A small fire of burnt paper was discovered on the floor by the toilet in the men's bathroom. The fire was quickly extinguished. There was no damage and no injuries.

Case Number: 10-022-14

Occurred on: Oct 14 2014 5:44AM
Reported on: Oct 14 2014 5:44AM
Location: The Commons,
A UNOPD officer en route to work observed the fire alarm system had been tripped at The Commons. UNOPD patrol units are dispatched to the scene and discover smoke and the smell of burning rubber. NOFD is notified. The building is checked by the Fire Department, but the location of the source of the smoke was not found. It is determined later in the day a coupling froze on a pump in the air handler room. The motor continued to spin and burned up the drive belts.

Case Number: 08-010-14

Occurred on: Aug 9 2014 4:25AM
Reported on: Aug 9 2014 4:25AM
Location: Privateer Place Apts. Parking Lot Bldg. 15
The victim parked her car in the parking and went into her apartment. Shortly after entering her apartment she heard a noise and looked outside to see her vehicle on fire. NPFD responded and extinguished the fire. The vehicle suffered heavy fire damage. There were no injuries.

Case Number: 10-032-13

Occurred on: Oct 25 2013 9:00PM
Reported on: Oct 25 2013 9:02PM
Location: Geology/Psychology Building
A plastic cart was burned at the loading dock of the Geology/Psychology Building. Additional damage included a burned exterior light fixture and a set of steel double doors.

Case Number: 05-028-13

Occurred on: May 17 2013 2:32PM
Reported on: May 17 2013 2:34PM
Location: Chemical/Science Building Room 340
An unknown type chemical in a container was being stored in a cabinet in Room 340 of the Chemical Science Building when it is believed to have become unstable and exploded. There were no injuries and moderate damage to the cabinet.

Case Number: 05-026-13

Occurred on: May 16 2013 11:35AM
Reported on: May 16 2013 11:41AM
Location: Privateer Place, Apt. #518-C
A garbage bag left outside an apartment, near a bedroom's window, was reportedly on fire. Upon the reporting officers' arrival, the fire had been extinguished by several employees of the apartment complex. During the course of the investigation it was learned that the resident of the apartment had placed a used matchstick in the aforementioned bag after lighting a candle. It was apparent that the matchstick was still lit which lead to the bag igniting into flames. There were neither injuries nor damages reported from the incident.

Case Number: 05-004-13

Occurred on: May 3 2013 1:15PM
Reported on: May 3 2013 1:18PM
Location: Milneburg Rd/HPC
The University's lawn care contractor was mowing the grass by the Human Performance Center when the lawnmower back fired causing a small fire at the exhaust tailpipe. The flame was quickly extinguished and there were no injuries nor any damage.

Case Number: 03-035-13

Occurred on: Mar 19 2013 12:45PM
Reported on: Mar 19 2013 12:35PM
Location: Milneburg Rd/St. Anthony St.
While on patrol, an UNO police officer noticed smoke coming from a trash bin on the sidewalk near the HPC Shell parking lot. The officer then observed a fire in the trash bin which he quickly obtained a fire extinguisher and put out the flames. There was $230.00 of damage to the trash bin. There were no reported injures.

Case Number: 02-013-13

Occurred on: Feb 22 2013 4:30PM
Reported on: Feb 22 2013 4:30PM
Location: UNO Lakefront Arena Ramp 4
A food truck was parked near ramp 4 of the Arena when the interior of the truck caught fire. NOFD was notified and arrived on the scene to extinguish the fire. Cause of the fire is believed to be a leaking propane tank on the truck. There was minor damage interior of the truck and no injuries reported.

Case Number: 11-042-12

Occurred on: Nov 30 2012 8:29PM
Reported on: Nov 30 2012 8:50PM
Location: Privateer Place
Resident reported observing fire in dumpster near building 10 of Privateer Place. NOFD Engine 12 responded and extinguished the flames.