Dozens displaced after Highland condos destroyed in massive blaze

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/ KMSS) – Firefighters are still working to put out a fire that destroyed a 30-unit condominium building in Shreveport’s Highland neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, hours after the first firefighters arrived on the scene.

The Red Cross was also on the scene late Wednesday afternoon to assist those displaced by the fire at the Fairfield Oaks Condominium in the 3800 block of Fairfield Avenue, which sent smoke billowing into the sky that could be seen for miles.

The flames broke out just before 2 p.m. and firefighters arrived minutes later to find smoke and flames coming from the roof of the building.

More than two dozen SFD units responded to the scene, along with several Shreveport Police Department units. SFD Public Information Officer Clarence Reese said it is believed the fire began in the attic, and at least one person was rescued from the second floor.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

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