Smoke Alarm Alerts Sleeping Homeowner to Fire

SHREVEPORT, La. – A homeowner and her dogs are safe, after an overnight house fire.

It happened at 12:42 a.m. Sunday in the 3200 block of Pines Road.

The Shreveport Fire Department arrived on scene within five minutes and were able to bring the fire under control at 1:52 a.m.

No injuries were reported. The homeowner is crediting her smoke alarm for waking her up and alerting her to the fire. This gave her time to get her and her dogs out to safety.

The cause of the fire and full extent of the damage remains under investigation.

The SFD reminds everyone that smoke alarms save lives! Everyone should have a working smoke alarm installed in the immediate vicinity of all sleeping areas, and on each level of the home. Remember also to have a home escape plan in case the alarm does sound. If you need assistance developing a plan or would like to request a free smoke alarm, contact Shreveport Fire Prevention at 318-673-6740 or visit

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