Plumes of black smoke rose high over Old Town Bay St. Louis on Wednesday afternoon as flames shot out the back windows of a Manor House apartment off de Montluzin Street.
Members of the Bay St. Louis Fire Department arrived on the scene at a little before 5 p.m. Wednesday to tackle the blaze, while officers of the Bay St. Louis Police Department blocked off the street.
Greg Matusoff, an off-duty New Orleans firefighter who lives on de Montluzin, broke through a fence in the yard behind the burning apartments in order to help get water on the flames.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze quickly, but remained on the scene at around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday.
No injuries have yet been reported.