SFD investigating fire that destroyed Werner Park home

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Shreveport Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in Werner Park Monday morning.

It took two dozen firefighters 17 minutes to douse the flames once they arrived at the home on Malcom Street at about 10:19 this morning. Fire officials say a gas line ruptured as they were fighting the flames, but no one was injured.

While firefighters did not see any sign that anyone was inside at the time, reports that someone might have been there prompted a more thorough search. As of late Monday afternoon, there was no word on whether any signs were found that anyone was inside.

The house was destroyed and neighboring houses were damaged by the fire. 

The cause is under investigation, but fire officials say utilities were connected to the home even though they were not supposed to be.

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