Firefighters battle house fire in Shreveport’s Highland neighborhood

Firefighters battle house fire in Shreveport’s Highland neighborhood
Magnolia Avenue house fire. (Source: Destinee Patterson)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A fire broke out in a house in the 1500 block of Magnolia Avenue just before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21.

Shreveport Fire Department arrived on the scene to find the house with heavy smoke and visible flames.

Magnolia Avenue house fire.
Magnolia Avenue house fire. (Source: Destinee Patterson)

It took eight fire units to get the fire under control, including a truck from Central Fire District in Central, La. The fire department has called in eight water tankers due to the low water pressure and winter weather.

The fire started from a gas heater in the living room that had a mattress next to it. The home is a total loss.

Magnolia Avenue house fire.
Magnolia Avenue house fire. (Source: Destinee Patterson)

Two people live at the home, but neither was inside at the time of the fire.

Magnolia Avenue house fire.
Magnolia Avenue house fire. (Source: Destinee Patterson)

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