Shreveport Fire Department fire crews were dispatched at 3:59AM early Thursday (12/1/22) morning to the 5700 block of Norton Street to a reported single-story wood framed residential fire.

Fire Engine 14 was the first fire engine on scene and reported heavy flames visible from the left side of the structure. Firefighters were able to fight this fire as a defensive approach.

All occupants in the residence escaped unharmed, with one pet rescued by fire crews. The residence received heavy damage. Red Cross was notified for the displaced occupants. It took the efforts of 27 firefighters and 9 fire units to bring this blaze under control.

The cause of the fire is unknown currently, but under investigation. If you or someone you know needs a free smoke detector, please contact the Shreveport Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau at 318-673-6740.

There were no injuries reported to firefighters. This article will be updated as more information is forthcoming.

Every three hours, someone in the U.S. dies in a home fire. And if a fire breaks out, you only have minutes to escape. Is your family prepared? The Shreveport Fire Department reminds you that where you put your smoke alarms matters; install working smoke alarms on each floor, in hallways, living areas , inside all bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.

The sooner you hear an alarm, the more time your family has to escape. Test alarms regularly, replace them if they’re more than 10 years old, and develop and practice an escape plan with your family. It’s these Smart Choices that could save lives.

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