Shreveport fire fighters save kitten while battling 2 fires in the heat

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 7:39pm

The Shreveport Fire Department responded to two fires today with heat nearing the triple digits. The first fire was dispatched at 9:55 AM in the 400 block of Abilene Street. Fire Crews arrived on scene within five minutes to find a one-story wood frame home with fire coming from the back of the home. The fire was contained to the back room and was brought under control at 10:14 AM. The home was occupied by an adult and two children and all escaped without injury. A kitten was saved from the home and was administered oxygen from smoke inhalation. As of now the kitten is doing fine. The cause of the fire appears to be electrical in nature; however, it is still being investigated.

The second fire came in at 1:20 PM in the 2000 block of Standard Oil Road. Fire Crews arrived there at 1:26 PM and found a one story wood frame home fully involved with fire. They immediately took a defensive attack to extinguish and protect those structures surrounding it. The fire was brought under control at 1:53 PM. The fire destroyed the home. There were no injuries. An extra Engine Company was dispatched to rotate crews working in the extreme heat and firefighters were aggressively hydrated and cooled down to prevent any heat related injures. Fire Investigators say there were two points of origin where fire was set in the home that was vacant and had no utilities. This fire is suspicious and the investigation will continue into the exact cause.


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