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Coroner’s officer names victim in fatal townhome fire

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Dispatchers got the call just before 7:30 a.m. on April 16 regarding a fire at the Eastwood on...
Dispatchers got the call just before 7:30 a.m. on April 16 regarding a fire at the Eastwood on the Bayou townhome community. That’s off Knight Street in Shreveport’s Shreve City neighborhood.(MGN)
Published: Apr. 16, 2022 at 8:44 AM CDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Caddo Coroner’s Office has released the name of a woman who perished following a townhome fire Saturday morning.

Dispatchers got the call just before 7:30 a.m. April 16 regarding a fire at the Eastwood on the Bayou townhome community.

That’s off Knight Street in Shreveport’s Shreve City neighborhood. The call came from a neighbor, an off-duty Shreveport assistant police chief, according to a news release. Townhomes on both sides were evacuated by neighbors.

Neighbors were unable to force their way into the townhome on fire.

According to SFD’s Skip Pinkston, crews got on the scene 10 minutes later.

A woman was pulled from the condominium and sent to a Shreveport hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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

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