Houma Fire Department gives update on downtown fire

The Houma Fire Department just confirmed on social media that they are working on a structure fire in the area of School and Roussell Street at the Bordelon and Shea Law Firm.

In the post, firefighters stressed to locals to please stay out of the area to keep it safe for both first responders and also to the public.

The Fire Department said they’re working on what they call “an active scene” and that the situation is “under investigation.”

They said they’d update throughout the night.

The Times reported earlier tonight that multiple social media posts on Friday night started surfacing regarding a possible fire and sirens in the downtown Houma area.

Since that time, multiple photos have since surfaced showing the blaze, which appears to show the back-end of the building taking the worst of the damage.

Houma Fire also posted a photo of the scene, showing severe damage to the structure.

Locals in the Downtown Houma area have reported haziness and smoke in the air due to the fire.

Authorities are asking locals out in the community tonight to stay out of that area unless necessary.