12 families are displaced tonight after a massive early morning fire destroys several apartment units in Shreveport.
The fire remains under investigation, but a suspected arsonist is in custody.
43-year-old Dexter Sims was arrested on one count of aggravated arson.
Investigators say they have yet to find a motive.
The blaze sparked early this morning at the Villa Marquis apartment complex on Valley View Drive.
When firefighters arrived, they say residents were trying to escape through windows.
In all, five people were rushed to area hospitals.
The local chapter of the Red Cross was on scene assisting those devastated by the fire.
The Red Cross has helped four families affected by the fire.
If you'd like to help the Red Cross help these families call (318) 865-9545.