Shreveport firefighters close Fourth of July with two fires

(Source: Cody Jennings/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Cody Jennings/KSLA News 12)
Updated: Jul. 5, 2018 at 6:21 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - As fireworks lit up the night sky on Fourth of July, the Shreveport Fire Department was putting out fires.

Just before 11:30 p.m., crews were called out to a trash fire between two homes in the 2900 block of Meadow Avenue.

Upon arrival, firefighters saw two fully involved trashcans with flames spreading to a nearby home.

The four people and two dogs inside were able to make it out safely. The home's utility room and an exterior wall were damaged. The main living quarters was saved.

The fire is under investigation. According to SFD, as crews were leaving Meadow Avenue, a team member saw a large column of smoke in the air. Crews tracked the smoke down to the 7000 block of West Canal Boulevard at 12:40 a.m.

Crews on the scene spotted a boat on fire near a vacant home that had heavy smoke showing. Firefighters hustled to get the boat and home extinguished in 19 minutes.

The owner of the boat and neighbor told crews that a family moved out of the home earlier in the day.

The cause of the fire is being investigated. There were no injuries to firefighter or citizens.

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