Woman arrested after house fire on W Laurel

Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 10:18 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A woman has been arrested after a house fire in Shreveport that happened Thursday morning (Oct. 6).

Firefighters with the Shreveport Fire Department responded to the 3100 block of W Laurel Street between Alabama and Exposition avenues around 8:40 a.m. Fire officials say they were able to put out the fire in about 10 minutes.

When firefighters got there, they found a single-story wood frame house with heavy smoke and flames visible. The home was majorly damaged.

A woman was arrested for allegedly starting this house fire on W Laurel Street on Thursday,...
A woman was arrested for allegedly starting this house fire on W Laurel Street on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.(KSLA)

Two residents were able to get out of the house safely before firefighters got there. SFD officials say one of the residents started the fire. She was arrested for aggravated arson.

The fire remains under investigation. The name of the suspect has not yet been released.

No injuries were reported, SFD says.