UPDATED: 10:00 A.M.
SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Caddo Parish Coroner’s office has released the name of a man who was discovered inside of his home following a fire in Shreveport’s Cedar Grove neighborhood.
The man was identified as 61-year-old Dave C. Jackson Sr., of Shreveport.
Shortly after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Jackson was found shortly after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of David Dr.
An autopsy was ordered through Ochsner LSU Health hospital.
The cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a man in West Cedar Grove Wednesday evening is under investigation.
According to Shreveport Fire Chief Skip Pinkston, firefighters were called to the 600 block of David Drive around 6:17 p.m. The first unit arrived at 6:20 p.m and firefighters found heavy fire showing from the front and side of a home.
SFD says neighbors and friends reported that someone was inside the home during the fire. According to firefighters, the roof of the home had collapsed and they went in on a search-and-rescue. After finding access through the heavily damaged home, firefighters say they found a male victim.
“Going into the homemade some challenges for firefighters,” said Chief Pinkston.
“They did a great job bringing the situation under control and really trying to find access to get to the victim.”
It took 8 units and 24 firefighters under 20 minutes to get the blaze under control. Chief Pinkston says the home did not have any working smoke detectors.
The victim’s name has not been released. Fire investigators and State Fire Marshal officers are out to assist with the investigation. The Caddo Coroner’s Office is investigating the cause of death.
This is the first fire fatality within the City of Shreveport this year, according to SFD.