SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Three Shreveport firefighters were hurt while fighting a fire early Sunday morning in a two-story house in the city’s Highland neighborhood.
Nine fire units and 27 firefighters responded to the blaze in the 200 block of Dalzell Street just after 7:15 a.m.
When they arrived at 7:20 a.m., heavy smoke and flames were coming from both the upstairs and downstairs of the home, according to Skip Pinkston, the Fire Department’s chief of special operations and safety.
“Firefighters initially entered the home to fight the fire, and fire command ordered the crews to withdraw and fight the fire defensively,” he said. “Once the fire was under control, crews re-entered the home to conduct a primary search and extinguish hot spots.”
A house next door also was impacted, sustaining minor fire damage from the extreme heat of the initial fire.
It took rescuers 38 minutes to bring the fire under control.
Two firefighters were slightly injured and treated on the scene.
Three adults who live in the home escaped with no injuries before help arrived.
The home has no utilities; the occupants were using generators for power, Pinkston said.
There were no working smoke detectors in the home.