It took Shreveport fire fighters about 25 minutes to put out flames that spread through 3 vacant houses Sunday morning. It happened at Oakland Street and Texas Avenue just before 4 a.m.
Police tell KSLA News 12 the fire was near the city's jail, but the jail was not in danger. In photos sent in by a KSLA News 12 viewer sent in, flames can be seen lighting the night sky.
Fire fighters say 2 houses were engulfed in flames when they got to the scene, and large embers were catching a third house on fire. They were able to put all fires out.
Fire officials say no one was hurt. They say that all 3 houses were vacant and there were no utilities hooked up to the houses, and haven't been for years.
They say it does appear that people were living in the vacant home. Firefighters are still investigating the cause of the flames.
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