Hubig's Pies factory destroyed by massive fire | WWL

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The Hubig's Pies factory in New Orleans suffered a major fire this morning. The New Orleans Fire Department says the fire broke out in the rear of the building on Dauphine Street around 5:00 a.m. WWL-TV reports that at least 32 trucks and nearly 100 firefighters were on the scene of the blaze in the historic Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, as the fire intensified from a two-alarm to a five-alarm.

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The History of Hubig's Pies
Simon Hubig began his baking career at the tender age of six, learning from his mother. Fast forward 100 years and two New Orleans families have also made baking pies a family affair.

The Simon Hubig Pie Company was founded in Ft. Worth, TX at the start of World War I by master baker Hubig. One of several plants in his southeastern chain, the New Orleans bakery opened in 1922 in its current Bywater location. Hubig's chain faltered during the Depression and in the end, only the New Orleans location survived. And survive they do today.