Morning Fire Destroys Historic Shreveport Home
An historic home and the home next door were destroyed by fire early this morning in the Allendale Community. The initial call for the fire came from a neighbor at 4:15 a.m. with several more calls reporting a fully involved home. Shreveport Firefighters were dispatched at 4:15 a.m. to the 1900 Block of Perrin and arrived on scene at 4:18 a.m.
When fire crews arrived on scene the Historic C.C. Antoine House was engulfed in flames and the vacant home next door was also on fire. Firefighters faced initial challenges due to numerous powerlines on the ground and electric poles on fire. With the assistance of SWEPCO the live electric lines were de-energized and defensive fire attack operations extinguished the fires. Both homes were a complete loss.
The situation was placed under control at 4:45 a.m. with the assistance of 8 – Fire Units and 25 – Firefighters. There were no injuries reported and the fire is currently under investigation.