PHOTOS: A fire Wednesday evening that destroyed a vacant, historic building in downtown Shreveport is under investigation, Fire Chief Clarence Reece said Thursday morning.
“Anytime a building catches on fire after it's been standing for a while, it’s always going to be suspicious in nature. But again, we are doing our due diligence in investigating that,” Reece said. Fire crews continued to put out hot spots through the night.
All that’s left of the building at 114 Texas Street – the former home of Sportspage and Humpfrees in The Square – are a pile of charred bricks. The fire call in the Red River District came in at 6:11 p.m. and firefighters were on the scene in 4 minutes, reporting heavy smoke and flames visible. More than three dozen fire units and 50 firefighters were fighting the intense blaze.