Shreveport man killed in early morning house fire identified


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — A man who died in an early morning house fire in Shreveport’s Sunset Acres Neighborhood has been identified.

The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office identified the man as 47-year-old Ralph Adger.

According to the Shreveport Fire Department, shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday firefighters arrived in the 6400 block of Canal Blvd. where they saw smoke and flames coming from the attic. When crews went inside they found Adger in the front part of the home. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Adger was positively identified through fingerprint comparison. An autopsy has been ordered.

This is the second fire death in Shreveport so far this year.

The fire caused moderate damage to the home.

Investigators are still trying to determine what started the fire.

Meanwhile, Fire Chief Scott Wolverton encourages all residents to have at least one working smoke detector in their home. A working smoke detector along with a fire escape plan can minimize injury and/or death.

The Shreveport Fire Department will install a smoke detector in your home free of charge. To request one please call (318) 673-6740.

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