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A two-alarm fire that broke out Friday morning at a sprawling, quarter-mile-long warehouse in Old Jefferson is under control, according to authorities. Now investigators are trying to determine what sparked the blaze.
The fire began at 5:39 a.m. in a warehouse at 300 Jefferson Highway. Initial reports indicated the site was a movie production warehouse. But the movie set is actually next door to the fire scene, said Joe Greco, director of the East Bank Consolidated Fire Department.
Although fire crews struck a second alarm for more firefighters, Greco said the fire was actually small. "The problem was locating it," he said.
The private warehouse is used to store items such as air-conditioning units, plants and signs, Greco said. "The sprinkler system was activated and it contained the flames to the seat of the fire," he said.
The fire was reported under control by 6:26 a.m. Stay with NOLA.com for more information on this story as it becomes available.