SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A heating unit may be to blame for a house fire in Shreveport, a firefighter on the scene said.
The fire in the city’s Greenway Park subdivision was reported at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.
Members of the family of three were in the home in the 3700 block of Greenway Place when the homeowner smelled smoke coming from the rear of the structure and called 911.
All of them made it out safely.
Firefighters found smoke coming from the attic and determined that the fire was contained to that area.
They had to cut a whole in the roof to help fight the fire and vent the smoke.
The 25 firefighters and eight units had the fire under control by 4:40 p.m., Battalion Chief Kenny Frazier said.
The home located between Ardmore and Akard avenues sustained heavy damage to the roof and smoke damage to the interior, said John Lane, the Fire Department’s chief of training.
The exact cause of the fire is being investigated by the Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau.
At 5:31 p.m. Tuesday, three fire units were summoned to a grass fire in the vicinity of Terry Bradshaw Passway (Louisiana Highway 3132) and Jewella Avenue in southwest Shreveport, dispatch records show.