NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A blaze in an abandoned building in New Orleans has killed 8 people.
New Orleans Fire Department spokesman Greg Davis confirmed the toll early today.
Fire Chief Charles Parent tells WWL-TV that survivors say the fire started when people burned wood in a barrel to stay warm. He says the survivors got out through a window.
Temperatures were around freezing overnight in New Orleans.
Parent says the bodies have been turned over to the coroner's office. He says firefighters couldn't tell their age or gender. He says that cadaver dogs will be brought in at daylight in case there were others in the building in New Orleans' 9th Ward.