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LeBeau Plantation Burns to the Ground in Morning Fire

Firefighters say a three-alarm fire destroyed the LeBeau Plantation in Arabi, LA early Friday morning.
Arabi, LA -- Firefighters say a three-alarm fire destroyed the LeBeau Plantation in Arabi early Friday morning.

The fire started shortly after 2 a.m.

When firefighters arrived the building was fully engulfed. Firefighters also say that the fire created an "ember shower" that showered hot embers onto nearby homes. One two-story house nearby caught fire briefly.

Firefighters say the fire is suspicious.

Many in New Orleans and on the Westbank reported smelling smoke from the fire. Winds were blowing the smoke from the fire towards those areas.

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