Fire destroys home, woman escapes unharmed

Updated: Jan. 3, 2018 at 5:26 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport woman woke up early Wednesday morning to smoke in her home and escaped a house fire unharmed.

According to the Shreveport Fire Department, firefighters responded to the 2800 block of Frederick Street in Shreveport just before 1:30 a.m. When authorities arrived on the scene, they discovered the woman's home was fully-involved.

Video from the scene shows flames shooting several feet from the roof of the home. Firefighters doused the home, but it was too late.

The fire destroyed the one-story, wood-framed structure.

Investigators will determine the cause of the fire but believe it started in the back of the home.

The woman is now staying with family members.

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