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Breaking News: 4-Alarm Fire at The Quarter House in New Orleans Reported by Local NOLA News Media Tonight 6/18/20

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From NOLA.com:
"Two firefighters were injured fighting a blaze that started at a hotel in downtown New Orleans on Tuesday evening, according to fire officials.

Authorities were called to a four-alarm fire around 7:50 p.m. at 129 Chartres Street, the address for Quarter House Hotel, according to NOFD's union president Aaron Mischler, when two firefighters inhaled smoke.

They were inside the hotel attempting to put out the fire, Mischler said, when one firefighter was overcome by smoke and the other got lost in the hotel building.

Mischler said authorities had to rescue the second firefighter by ladder through a fifth floor window.

As of 9:15 p.m., NOFD was still working the scene, but Mischler said the fire was contained with help from two mounted devices on large ladders that sprayed water down the building.

Photos on social media and from a reporter showed a cloud of smoke swirling above buildings near the intersection around 8:10 p.m.

It is not immediately clear what caused the fire at the downtown hotel, which has not been open to guests since the coronavirus pandemic caused shutdowns for many businesses.

According to the hotel's website, the building that houses the Quarter House pre-dates the Civil War and was designed by famed New Orleans architect James Gallier in 1831.

Most of the structures on the grounds were built prior to 1840.

Stay with NOLA.com for more updates."

From WVUE Fox 8 https://www.fox8live.com/2020/06/18/nofd-fights-fire-downtown-new-orleans-chartres-street/
 

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It ended up being a six-alarm fire that wasn't under control until about 2 AM.

A lot has to be sorted out -- separating rumor from fact, which will happen in good time so I'm not going to quote from the various reports.

I own four weeks there and consider Quarter House to be very close to the top of the list of places I like to be.
 
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I own one week there, and am so sad to hear this.
 

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Sad news! I bet here goes a lot of people's Mardi Gras reservations!


~Diane
 

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I am sure they are insured, but I wonder if a special assessment will be coming our way. Their maintenance fees have been holding steady for many years.
 

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-below is a Facebook post from the Quarter House Resort

June 20, 2020

A message from our General Manager:

“We regretfully have to let you all know that our building is temporarily closed due to a fire that has taken place on June 18th at approximately 7:15 pm on Thursday evening. The fire only effected one small section of our building, but due to water damage, our check-in area and ground floor has also been effected.
Fortunately, we were able to evacuate all of our owners and guests very quickly and with no injuries. We are heartbroken at this time. As you know, the Quarter House Resort is our jewel of the French Quarter. Our team will be reaching out to all owners and future guests to give you more information. If you have any questions and concerns, please email us at management@quarterhouse.com.”

Sincerely,
Nikki Krivjanick, General Manager
 

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-below is a Facebook post from the Quarter House Resort

June 20, 2020

A message from our General Manager:

“We regretfully have to let you all know that our building is temporarily closed due to a fire that has taken place on June 18th at approximately 7:15 pm on Thursday evening. The fire only effected one small section of our building, but due to water damage, our check-in area and ground floor has also been effected.
Fortunately, we were able to evacuate all of our owners and guests very quickly and with no injuries. We are heartbroken at this time. As you know, the Quarter House Resort is our jewel of the French Quarter. Our team will be reaching out to all owners and future guests to give you more information. If you have any questions and concerns, please email us at management@quarterhouse.com.”

Sincerely,
Nikki Krivjanick, General Manager

Wow, this is such sad news, I love the QH and my heart breaks for the entire staff who are all just wonderful....Nikki, holds a special place in my heart and she has always gone above and beyond for me....
 

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Nothing on QH's website. I'll send Nikki an email.

Mere property damage!
 
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Wow! I was going to book there instead of Florida for this week.
 

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Hmm, I just gave a week to RCI for an exchange...I wonder if RCI will reverse that.
 

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Hmm, I just gave a week to RCI for an exchange...I wonder if RCI will reverse that.
My 2020 & 2021 QH unit in Interval is no longer available for deposit “due to resort conditions.”
 

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Yeah, I can understand not accepting deposits right now, but I wonder if RCI has ever "reversed" a completed deposit due to these type of circumstances.
 

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I can’t believe I almost booked that in interval for that same week!!
 

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I missed this last week. We stayed at the Quarter House on our first trip to New Orleans and really enjoyed it. So sorry to hear this.
 

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Here is the local news report. It sounds like guests heard explosions before the fire.
 

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Yeah, I can understand not accepting deposits right now, but I wonder if RCI has ever "reversed" a completed deposit due to these type of circumstances.
Yes, they "cancelled" my 2020 73000 points deposit (Week 26) - Penthouse. I also have a week deposited (Week 50) but RCI hasn't cancelled or reversed that trading value yet..
This is so sad, but hopefully they can make repairs. I don't know if or how badly our 2 units are damaged.
 

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Wow, that is very sad. I hope they get the resort up and running again.
 

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I own week 27 and just a couple weeks ago reached out to bank my week (internally). Thanks to the pandemic, I'm not traveling much this year. I was told I had until 12/2021 to use my banked week.

Sad to hear about the fire. Fingers crossed that any special assessments will be small!
 

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I just got a call from Quarter House, and they informed me that their phone lines just got turned on yesterday and that my unit had no damage but they could not tell me if I could use it for week 3 in 2021. They told me to call back in October to get an update. I love this TS so much and I'm grateful that the fire did not total this great place...Chapjim helped me years ago when I was buying this place and I still can't thank him enough for turning me onto this great place
 

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Did they ever comment on the cause of the fire?
 

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I wish QH would post an update -- something more than the notice on QH's website.
 

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I don’t think they ever stated the cause of the fire but only that it affected one small area of the building; however, due to water damage other areas were affected. I would have thought more details of the fire (cause) would have been released by now. No one was hurt but it was a six alarm fire in the confined French Quarter area.
 

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I don’t think they ever stated the cause of the fire but only that it affected one small area of the building; however, due to water damage other areas were affected. I would have thought more details of the fire (cause) would have been released by now. No one was hurt but it was a six alarm fire in the confined French Quarter area.
Yes, that's my point. They put a lot of water on the fire and the only mention of water damage was to the check-in area and ground floor. Did the water take the stairs so as not to cause damage on the way down?
 
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