Resident escapes house fire unhurt

Firefighters had the fire under control within 16 minutes
Published: May. 28, 2023 at 3:15 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A resident escaped a burning house unhurt, authorities say.

The fire in the 7100 block of Louise Street was reported at 1:55 p.m. Sunday (May 28), Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

Light smoke was coming from the front door when the first fire unit arrived on the scene between Dollarway Drive and Lilac Lane at 1:58 p.m., Shreveport Fire Department spokesman Jeffrey Witte said.

The nine units and 22 personnel had the fire under control by 2:11 p.m.

The fire was confined to a bedroom in the rear of the one-story, wood-frame house, Witte said.

The full extent of the damage and the cause of the fire remain under investigation.

Investigators discovered various flammable items in the house that were not being stored according to best practices, Witte said. Flammable items such as butane, spray paint and gasoline should never be stored inside a house. If possible, they should be stored in a detached storage building, within their approved containers and away from all heat sources.

To receive more fire prevention tips or to request a free 10-year smoke alarm, call the Fire Prevention Division at (318) 673-6740 or click here.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.