SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A local home was heavily damaged when it caught fire early Sunday morning, according to the Shreveport Fire Department.
It took Shreveport firefighters only four minutes to reach the scene of the fire in the 4900 block of Rightway Avenue Sunday morning. When they arrived at 10:50 a.m. Sunday, SFD firefighters reported the single-story wood-frame home had heavy flames and smoke coming from its left side and front window.
The home’s lone occupant, Marshan Loyd, was able to escape unharmed, and firefighters entered the home through the front door, locating and extinguished the fire.
“I decided to sit down and plug my heater up. Not long after I plugged the heater up I heard an explosion. It sounded like it was about to blow up the whole house” Loyd said.
It took the efforts of 15 firefighters, five fire units around three minutes to bring the blaze under control. The house received heavy damage to the front room of the residence.
SFD fire investigators determine the cause of fires, and this one possibly started in an electrical outlet.