Highland home destroyed in early morning fire, another damaged

Residential house fire
Residential house fire(KSLA)
Updated: Aug. 5, 2020 at 2:52 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Shreveport firefighters are working to put out a residential fire early Wednesday morning.

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Dispatch called in the fire at 1:52 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5 at the 300 block of Herndon Street.

According to officials, the fire started in a wood-framed two-story home then spread next door, to a duplex.

300 block of Herndon Street.
300 block of Herndon Street.(KSLA)

The home where the fire started was declared a total loss by SFD. The duplex was moderately damaged.

Both buildings were occupied at the time; however, there are no reports of injuries, according to crews on the scene.

“The incident required the use of 17 SFD units – approximately 40 firefighters just under one hour to bring under control,” reads a news release from SFD. “The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time by Shreveport Fire Investigators. No injuries were reported. The American Red Cross is assisting the families with housing.”

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