SHREVEPORT, LA - Just after 7:20pm Shreveport Fire Department crews responded to the 1600 block of David Raines Road for a reported apartment on fire with smoke and flames visible. Medic 6 arrived first and reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of an apartment building. Engine 6 arrived and immediately requested a 2nd alarm for additional help. Firefighters immediately began fire attack and while second in engine companies brought in a supply line. Battalion Chief 2 requested all other companies to stage on David Raines so a ladder truck could enter the complex and setup the aerial ladder to assist on fire suppression. The fire was eventually brought under control with heavy fire damage to the roof and second floor apartments. No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported. One pet animal was found deceased inside the apartments. Three Signal 51 units responded and served lots of cold water and Powerade to first responders. The SFD maintenance shop responded with the air supply trailer to help fill air bottles for the firefighters.
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Large fire is reported to be on David Raines near Kings Gardens Lane and Tulsa Street. The fire was at the Forest Oak Apartments on the 1600 block of David Raines Road. According to SFD a second alarm has been pulled. At one point 29 units are at the fire emergency scene. According to The Shreveport Fire Department, the building had 16 apartments, 5 of the apartments were occupied. No one was injured in the fire but a pet was found deceased inside the building. The apartment complex is reaching out to their sister complexes to help the residents who were affected. Fire investigators are trying to determine the start of the fire.
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The Shreveport Fire Department responded to the King’s Manor Apartments on David Raines Street around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17. A huge plume of smoke could be seen coming from the apartment complex. Officials say there were no injuries and displaced families will be taken to nearby apartments for the night. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.