Person held for questioning after fire destroys vacant house in North Shreveport


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Investigators are questioning an individual who was detained on the scene of a house fire late Monday morning in North Shreveport because the house was supposed to be vacant and had no utilities connected.

An off-duty firefighter reportedly spotted the smoke coming from the two-story house directly next door to the Soap Opera Washateria on North Market Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive just after 11 a.m. The house was destroyed, but firefighters were able to protect the nearby businesses from the fire.

It took ten fire units and more than two dozen firefighters to bring the fire under control, which took less than 20 minutes. No injuries were reported.

Witness reported an individual was seen leaving the home fire officials say that individual was detained by police for questioning. The person has not been identified and there have been no arrests, but authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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