Firefighters on scene of fire at Capital One building - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

SFD: Fire at top of Louisiana Towers started in HVAC unit

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The Capital One building in downtown Shreveport was evacuated just after 12:30 p.m. The Capital One building in downtown Shreveport was evacuated just after 12:30 p.m.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A fire that forced the evacuation of the Louisiana Tower in downtown Shreveport just after Noon Wednesday has been extinguished. 

More than a dozen units have responded to the call at the building, which houses Capital One bank, in the 400 block of Edwards at the corner of Edwards and Travis. The building was evacuated just after 12:30 p.m.  

According to SFD Assistant Chief Fred Sanders, the fire broke out on the top floor of the building and was put out by the sprinkler system. While the fire is now out, water is running off into offices below. The building remains evacuated.

Sanders says the fire appears to have started in an HVAC closet on that top floor. At one point, Sanders says there were 12 units and 29 firefighters on the scene.

This is a developing story. KSLA News 12 has a crew on the scene and will update as more information becomes available.

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