2 separate fires burn duplex, house; 2 families displaced

2 separate fires burn duplex, house; 2 families displaced
At one point, up to 17 fire units were battling the blaze that broke out at 6:17 p.m. Nov. 30 in a vacant house on 6th Street in Shreveport. (Source: Victoria Shirley/KSLA News 12)
At one point, up to 17 fire units were battling the blaze that broke out at 6:17 p.m. Nov. 30 in a vacant house on 6th Street in Shreveport. (Source: Victoria Shirley/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A fire in a Shreveport duplex has displaced 2 families.

It's the first of 2 blazes Shreveport firefighters fought within less than 2 hours Nov. 30.

The call to Anna Street came in at 4:29 p.m., Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

Firefighters had the house fire between Norma Avenue and Elder Street under control by 4:45 p.m., Fire Department spokesman Fred Sanders said.

No injuries were reported.

The American Red Cross has been asked to help the displaced families.

Less than 2 hours later, firefighters fought a blaze that destroyed a vacant house on 6th Street at David Raines Road in the city's Audrey Park area.

At one point, up to 17 fire units and 30 to 40 firefighters were battling the fire that broke out at 6:17 p.m.

The structure was fully involved in flames when firefighters arrived, said David Dice, assistant fire chief for C shift.

It took them about 20 minutes to put it out.

Authorities have yet to determine the cause of either fire.

There were no utilities on at the vacant house, Dice said.

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