SFD: Villa Norte apartment fire intentionally set

Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 5:59 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Shreveport firefighters battled a fire at an apartment complex at around 5:21 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

The call was to the 1600 block of Fullerton Street at Villa Norte Apartments. An off-duty firefighter first spotted the fire.

Fire officials believe a fire Sept. 14, 2022, at Villa Norte Apartments in the 1600 block of...
Fire officials believe a fire Sept. 14, 2022, at Villa Norte Apartments in the 1600 block of Fullerton Street in Shreveport was intentionally set.(Source: Tayler Davis/KSLA News 12)

Officials say there was visible smoke and flames coming from the back of an apartment building upon arrival. They say they believe the fire was intentionally set on the bottom floor.

Two unoccupied units received fire damage, while two occupied units suffered light smoke damage. There were no injuries reported.

The investigation is still in the early stages and is ongoing.