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SFD: Large amount of ammo in home destroyed by fire

Posted: Updated: March 31, 2014 07:05 PM CDT
About a dozen emergency units were called to the home on Vine Avenue between Highland and Creswell just after 4 p.m., and found it fully engulfed in flames. About a dozen emergency units were called to the home on Vine Avenue between Highland and Creswell just after 4 p.m., and found it fully engulfed in flames.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Fire officials said there was a large cache of ammunition in a Shreveport house that was destroyed Monday afternoon by a major blaze. 

The family who lived in the Highland neighborhood home escaped the fire, but the family dog did not make it out alive.

SFD Cpt. Scott Wolverton said one of the occupants told him he had about 10,000 rounds of ammo inside the house, and it went off while firefighters were combating the blaze.

Firefighters were forced to back off to fight the flames from a safer distance.

There were no injuries related to the ammo and Wolverton said he can't yet be sure if that's what ignited the fire.

About a dozen emergency units were called to the home on Vine Avenue between Highland and Creswell avenues just after 4 p.m., and found it fully engulfed in flames.

Wolverton said the flames did not spread to other buildings, but the roof did collapse.

Steve Fletcher lives in a garage apartment at the house. He said he was just watching Jeopardy! on TV when the fire started. 

Wolverton says it's it's not clear yet what caused the fire, witnesses reported seeing a bush on fire next to the home before it became engulfed.

The investigation into the cause of the blaze is still under way.

KSLA will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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