Fire crews struggled to put out an early morning house fire Tuesday.
Fire officials telling us the flames were so intense, they had to use defensive measures in order to keep fire-fighters out of harm's way.
The large home was located on Spring Hill St. between Line Avenue and Louisiana Avenue just south of I-20. Around 3 A.M., firefighters found intense flames, and heavy smoke, coming from the rear of the house.
Shreveport Fire Battalion Chief, Gary Bedgood, told me they believe the house is vacant, and, fortunately, they don't believe there were any injuries.
It took them awhile to get the fire under control because they had to use defensive strategies until fire crews could safely go in.
"When you make a defensive attack its usually better when you use an aerial truck like that to put more water on the fire, keeps crews back - it's a little bit safer, does the job," said Bedgood.
Battalion Chief Bedgood says they initially responded to smoke in the area; then, it was upgraded to a house fire. The cause is still under investigation.