SFD Assistant Chief Scott Wolverton says there were six people in the house when the smoke detector went off, prompting them to check around and find a bedroom on fire.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
A Shreveport police detective has been injured at the scene of a house fire in the city's Caddo Heights neighborhood.
Firefighters were called to the home in the 1900 block of Corbitt Street in Shreveport around 3:30 p.m. and arrived to find it fully-involved.
According to SFD Assistant Chief Scott Wolverton, there were six people in the house when the smoke detector went off, prompting them to check around and find a bedroom on fire.
They reportedly tried to douse the flames with water, but the blaze quickly grew out of control. Everyone escaped unharmed and called the fire department.
Wolverton says a Shreveport police detective who was nearby rushed into the burning house to make sure that all were out safely, and ended up being rushed himself to the hospital. The detective's name has not been released, and the nature and extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.
It has since been determined that the fire started in a bed, but the cause has not yet been identified.