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April 21 04:11 PM

North Highlands man seriously injured in fire.

Shreveport firefighters rescue him from house fire.

A 65 year old black male sustained 3rd degree burns this morning while attempting to escape his heat and flame filled home, according to Shreveport Asst. Fire Chief Fred Sanders.  At 01:07 a.m.,Sunday, Shreveport fire crews responded to the 3900 block of Eddy Place in the North Highlands community in North Shreveport.

According to fire dispatch, the person reporting the fire said that someone was trapped inside.

When fire crews arrived on-scene four minutes after the call, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from a carport window and a neighbor attempting to extinguish the fire with a garden hose.  The neighbor gave firefighters the victim’s location in the home. Engine 2 entered through the front door and rescued the victim from the living room.  The fire was brought under control at 1:28 a.m.

Fire investigators have confirmed the fire originated on the stove top but the exact cause remains under investigation. 

Shreveport City Councilman Sam Jenkins said, "Thank God for the rescue of this gentleman and the safety of our firemen."

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