Sprinkler system douses fire at high-rise apartment building

Sprinkler system douses fire at high-rise apartment building

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Cleanup is underway after a fire at an apartment building in downtown Shreveport.

Authorities think a trash can in a closet on the 11th floor of Fairmont Apartments caught fire.

The sprinkler system doused the fire that was reported at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday.

Now Shreveport Fire Department crews are using vacuums to remove water from the high-rise on the northeast corner of Cotton at Common streets.

A ventilation fan is being used to get smoke out of the building.

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