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SFD: 2-alarm Highland apartment building fire intentionally set

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Shreveport fire investigators believe the 2-alarm fire at an apartment building in the Highland neighborhood early this morning was intentionally set.

Firefighters were called to the duplex in the 100 block of E. Stoner Ave. just after midnight and arrived to find flames coming from the second floor. 

SFD Chief of Special Operations and Safety Scott Wolverton says the fire started on the first floor and spread.

Two dozen units battled the blaze for over an hour. The second alarm was called to bring in additional equipment and manpower because it was a 2-story structure, and because of concerns that the flames could reach the house next door.

Wolverton says the duplex itself has no utilities connected and is supposed to be unoccupied, but there are signs that someone was "squatting there."  The investigation continues.

One firefighter was reported injured with a possible sprain or strain. That firefighter was taken to Willis Knighton North for further examination. 

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

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