Family escapes house fire, home destroyed - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Family escapes house fire, home destroyed


A family of four escaped a house fire that destroyed most of their home in the Lakeside neighborhood Monday morning.

Shreveport firefighters say it happened around 2:30 a.m. at a home on 2800 block of Ashton Street. Fire officials say the family awoke to smoke in the home and quickly got out. After escaping, the family noticed flames shooting out of the front of the home.

The mother, father and two daughters were not injured.

Officials say a large portion of the home was destroyed. Officials say the rest of the home has heavy smoke, fire and water damage.

Fire investigators confirm the fire started after someone fell asleep with food on the stove.

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