Two buildings burn in Highland fire

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.(KSLA)
Updated: Apr. 27, 2021 at 9:34 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Investigators with the Shreveport Fire Department are working to determine the cause of a fire that tore through two dwellings on Tuesday morning.

The call came in just before 8 a.m. on April 27 to the 200 block of Wall Street. That’s not far from Greenwood Cemetery.

According to SFD Training Officer Bryan Watson, upon arrival, both buildings were fully involved. He added that the buildings were likely occupied by homeless people.

Two men at the scene were sent to a Shreveport hospital for medical treatment.

Watson said it took 36 firefighters to get the blaze under control. A defensive attack was used to stop a third building from catching fire.

Officials say both residences were total losses. The Salvation Army responded to the incident and provided the occupants with a temporary residence.

No firefighters were injured in this incident.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.

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