SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Eighteen Shreveport Fire Department units responded to the scene of a blaze in the Highland neighborhood early Thursday.
Shreveport police are assisting in controlling the perimeter while crews work to control the large fire near the corner of Wall St. and Marshall St. The flames broke out in the two-story home around 2:30 a.m. When crews arrived on scene, the blaze was upgraded to a 2 alarm fire due to how close the homes are. The home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
The fire caused heavy damage to the structure, and firefighters are pouring water through the roof.
Officials say there was no one inside the home at the time.
The flames spread to another home with one occupant inside. Officials say the home was also fully engulfed in flames, but no one was injured in the fire.
Crews are still working to bring the flames under control. The Signal 51 group is on the scene with water, Gatorade, and cool towels, and companies are rotating out to keep firefighters safe and hydrated due to the heat. No firefighters have been injured in the fire.
One person is in custody for questioning. The cause of the fire is under investigation.