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Fire drives family of 6 out of their new rental house

One of the occupants said the 4 adults and 2 children had just moved into the dwelling earlier the same day
Fire damaged a two-story house on Herndon Street in Shreveport late the night of Jan. 8,...
Fire damaged a two-story house on Herndon Street in Shreveport late the night of Jan. 8, driving a family of six out into the cold night air. One of the tenants told KSLA News 12 that they had just moved into the rental property earlier the same date.(Source: Doug Warner/KSLA News 12)
Updated: Jan. 9, 2020 at 12:19 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Fire drove a family of six out of their new residence.

It happened at 11:01 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Herndon Street in Shreveport, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

A family member noticed smoke and all six ran out and saw the second floor was on fire.

All four adults and both children — girls ages 8 and 9 — were downstairs when the fire started and made it out safely.

One of the renters told KSLA News 12′s Doug Warner that they had just moved into the house between Gilbert Drive and Coty Street sometime earlier Wednesday.

“We had smoke alarms but we were not able to hear that.”

There now are 10 fire units on the scene, down from 16 earlier.

There’s no immediate word on what caused the fire.

LIVE: Doug Warner KSLA was on the scene of a major fire late tonight in Shreveport's Highland neighborhood. One of the occupants of the rental house on Herndon said the 4 adults and 2 girls had just moved into the dwelling earlier the same day ► http://bit.ly/2N8mVso

Posted by KSLA News 12 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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