Shreveport firefighters extinguish huge blaze at Mooretown home

Published: Dec. 20, 2017 at 5:20 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2017 at 6:07 PM CST
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(Source: Semmie Buffin/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Semmie Buffin/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport firefighters say they believe a roaring fire that destroyed a Mooretown home was intentionally set.

Crews got several calls just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, to the 3700 block Mayfield Street.

Firefighters got there four minutes later, according to firefighters on the scene. Upon arrival, they could see dark, black smoke and flames coming from the home. Several witnesses say the home had been burning for a while.

Neighbors say the home had been empty for some time, and Battalion Chief Roderick Casey confirmed the home was vacant and had no utilities.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

No firefighters or citizens were injured as a result of this blaze.

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