Shreveport firefighters respond to 2-alarm blaze on Healthplex Drive

Hotel that was under construction is a total loss, authorities say
According to the Caddo 911 Dispatch site, at least 35 units were on the scene at one point.
Published: Nov. 24, 2022 at 4:30 AM CST

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Shreveport Fire Department responded to reports of a blaze at a hotel construction site the morning of Thursday, Nov. 24.

The incident occurred on Healthplex Drive behind First Care Shreveport.

The Shreveport Fire Department received the call at 3:23 am from an individual at the nearby Comfort Inn who could see the flames coming from the multi-story building.

SPD responds to fire on Healthplex Drive
SPD responds to fire on Healthplex Drive(KSLA)

Shreveport firefighters arrived on the scene in less than five minutes and were confronted with three floors of the unfinished hotel fully involved in fire. The first arriving units immediately called for a second alarm, which doubled the number of responders and fire units.

At one point. the Fire Department had almost 50 firefighters and more than 20 units at the scene.

There were no injuries reported. The building is considered a total loss.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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