SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Firefighters battled a blaze that broke out at a residence in the Highland neighborhood late Thursday night.

Crews responded to the scene on the 3000 block of Wheeless Ave. just after 10:30 p.m. to find flames coming from the two-story abandoned garage apartment. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze in 15 minutes, but the wooden building suffered extensive damage.

The flames were contained to the apartment and the surrounding homes were not damaged.

Neighbors say the apartment has been used by the homeless off and on for the last eight years. Officials say no one was injured during the fire.

A release from the Shreveport Fire Department early Friday morning confirmed the fire is believed to have been caused by a homeless person in the building.