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Hubig's Factory Destroyed in Fire

Eileen Fleming

A taste of New Orleans has gone up in smoke. The Hubig’s pie factory was destroyed in a five-alarm fire.

No one was hurt in the fire that gutted the historic factory. The folded and fried pies were produced in the Marigny. Word spread quickly and the individually wrapped snacks sold out of stores. Del Lancaster of New Orleans says the pies are part of the city’s culture.

“Growing up we always had Hubig pies for a snack after school. Once I became an adult I brought it to work to have with coffee in the morning. It’s just a New Orleans icon.”

Fire officials aren’t sure what sparked the blaze. The company says it plans to rebuild.

Eileen is a news reporter and producer for WWNO. She researches, reports and produces the local daily news items. Eileen relocated to New Orleans in 2008 after working as a writer and producer with the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. for seven years.

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