Brookshire’s on Line Avenue evacuated after fire inside store; juvenile accused of arson

Authorities say the fire was started on the paper goods aisle and was caught on camera
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 5:27 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2022 at 10:07 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Fire investigators have arrested a male juvenile on a charge of aggravated arson in connection with a grocery store fire at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

The arrest was made Wednesday, Oct. 5 as part of the investigation into the fire at Brookshire’s on Line Avenue at Pierremont Road.

Officials say a worker reported that the fire started on one of the aisles. The store was evacuated immediately and remained closed for a time.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was investigated as a suspicious incident.

Now authorities say the juvenile reportedly started the fire on the paper goods aisle. And it was captured by the store’s surveillance cameras.

The store sustained heavy smoke and water damage.