Rash of fires in the Ark-La-Tex displaces several families
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
A rash of house and apartment fires has made the holidays tough for several families in the Ark-La-Tex.
Some have lost everything they own , and some have even lost beloved pets to these fires.
Some families spent Christmas literally picking up the pieces of their lives in the ashes of what used to be their home or apartment.
On Christmas Eve, fire ripped through the Country Club West Apartments on Lakeshore Drive and displaced eight families.
Fire fighters were told by a tenant that he was using a smoker on his balcony - no official cause has been determined.
Less than 12 hours later, fire crews responded to another apartment fire, this time at the Town Oaks South apartments on Youree Drive.
On Christmas ,two homes burned. A family pet was lost in both of those incidents.
A family escaped the fire in the 5000 block of Lavender Street in Shreveport's Mooretown neighborhood, a pet died in that fire. And in Red Chute just after midnight, a home burned. One of the dogs inside that home made it out alive, sadly the other one died in the fire.
"They found her last night, but they didn't tell me until this morning," said the homeowner, Donna Delancey. She says she wasn't told of her dog's death until the next morning.