It's time to stock up on Hubig's Pies right now: The company's factory on Dauphine Street in the Marigny was destroyed this morning in an intense, 5 alarm fire, WWL reports. The fire began in the production area in the back of the 90 year old Marigny building, a section of the building that housed "a lot of grease." No word yet if this means it started as a grease fire or not.
The Instagram photo at right shows the extent of the damage. The whole thing sounds pretty grisly:
Firefighters were entering the building through a front garage, but this entrance collapsed around 5:30 a.m. as the fire spread towards the front.
At least 32 trucks and 95 personnel were on the scene of the blaze in the historic neighborhood, as the fire intensified from a two-alarm to a five-alarm.
Thankfully nobody was injured. Hopefully this doesn't spell the end of the business, and they can get back to making those delicious, occasionally magic pies sooner or later. [Update: The company plans to reopen.]
[Photo: Instagram / Brian Oberkirch]