Early in the morning of St. Patrick's Day, 1974, a fire struck the headquarters of the American Red Cross at 2000 Tulane Avenue. The four story building suffered extensive water and smoke damage, and one Red Cross worker had to be treated for smoke inhalation. NOFD Superintendent William McCrossen reported that an unusually heavy amount of smoke made the fire especially hard to bring under control.

Photograph by NOFD Public Information.

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