SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A fire that broke out in a southwest Shreveport neighborhood has caused extensive damage to a home.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday night Shreveport firefighters received an emergency call for a house fire in a single-story home on the 3400 block of Pleasant Drive. 10 units responded to the scene.

When firefighters arrived they could see heavy smoke and flames in the front of the house. They were told someone was in the home at the time but a neighbor helped them escape. The person was taken by emergency services to the hospital, their condition is not yet known.

According to the SFD, the fire started in the front of the home. It only took 17 minutes to put out the flames but the structure has sustained heavy damage.

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