A fire in the 200 block of Herndon Avenue was extinguished in less than 20 minutes, after an off-duty Shreveport Fire Department firefighter noticed smoke when driving by the residence Sunday morning.
According to Skip Pinkston, chief of special operations and safety for the SFD, the call came in at 10:19 a.m. and firefighters were on the scene in three minutes.
When they arrived, firefighters saw heavy fire and smoke coming from the front of the house, and quickly learned that no one was home at the time, though a pet did escape.
Although the front of the house sustained damage, firefighters were able to confine the fire to the initial area. There were no injuries reported.
It took eight SFD units and 24 firefighters to bring the fire under control. Investigators are now at the scene to determine the cause of the fire.
Pinkston said the house did have a working fire alarm…Reported by Dominique Dillion