Fire prompts evacuation of grocery store

It happened in a cooling and storage area in the rear of a Shoppers Value Foods in Shreveport

Fire drives customers, workers out of Shoppers Value Foods

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A fire gave a scare to customers and employees of a Shreveport grocery.

KSLA News 12 viewer Kara Addison caught this video of the fire the night of Feb. 13 at Shoppers Value Foods in the 6300 block of Hearne Avenue in Shreveport.
KSLA News 12 viewer Kara Addison caught this video of the fire the night of Feb. 13 at Shoppers Value Foods in the 6300 block of Hearne Avenue in Shreveport. (Source: KSLA News 12 viewer Kara Addison)

They were evacuated when it was reported at 6:31 p.m. Thursday at Shoppers Value Foods (formerly County Market) in the 6300 block of Hearne Avenue.

The fire occurred in a cooling and storage area in the rear of the store, said Skip Pinkston, chief of special operations and safety for the Shreveport Fire Department.

There was no damage outside that area, he added.

And no injuries were reported.

It was not immediately clear what impact the damage would have on the store’s operating hours.

And the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

There still are a dozen Fire Department and three police units on the scene between Grassmere and Glenwick streets, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

Copyright 2020 KSLA. All rights reserved.