SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Firefighters rescued two people from a house fire Monday afternoon in Shreveport.
Both were taken to a hospital for treatment of what authorities described as life-threatening injuries.
The fire in the 1500 block of Hollywood Avenue was reported at 2:14 p.m. Monday, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.
Heavy fire and smoke were visible when firefighters arrived at the one-story, wood-frame house, said Brian Watson, the Fire Department’s training officer.
It took 39 firefighters and 13 fire units roughly 28 minutes to bring the blaze under control, he added.
The fire heavily damaged the rear of the residence located between Linwood Avenue and Dowdell Street.
The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.
Nor is it immediately known whether there were working smoke detectors in the house.
You can call the Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau at (318) 673-6740 if you need a smoke detector.