SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Shreveport fire investigators say the fire that destroyed two homes on Wall Street near Market Street in the Highland neighborhood is suspicious. The fire started just before 8 a.m. Tuesday in the rear of one of the homes.
Nearly three dozen firefighters worked to bring the flames under control and prevent them from spreading to other homes and nearby buildings. Witnesses say the smoke could be seen for miles.
Shreveport firefighters say there was no power at either of the homes, which were supposed to be vacant. Two men escaped from one residence, while one man from the other. Two were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators say they don’t yet have an official cause of the fire but say one of the men had been smoking in a bedroom.
The Salvation Army is helping the men find housing.