SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Firefighters battled a blaze early Wednesday that damaged an apartment building in southwest Shreveport.
Just after midnight firefighters were called out to The Aspen Apartments on the 9700 block of Baird Rd. in the Summer Grove neighborhood. At one point there were 18 units on the scene. When crews arrived, smoke and flames could be seen rising from the roof of the apartment building.
Engine 17 and Truck 17 arrived within three minutes, beginning to extinguish the fire and evacuating residents from the adjoining apartments.
It took the efforts of 30 firefighters 33 minutes to bring the blaze under control. Multiple units suffered damage from water and smoke. According to Public Information Officer Robert Taggart, the apartments share a common attic, which makes it easy for a fire to spread.
“Our firefighters did an excellent job tonight saving the building,” he said.
Taggart says no one was injured and the displaced families all have resources they can call to stay in other locations. The Shreveport Fire Department is investigating to determine the cause of the fire.
This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.