September 26, 2023

Shreveport Man Rescued from Burning Home



Shreveport firefighters rescue a man from a burning house Saturday. The fire started inside a house in the 2000 block of Looney street around 2 a.m. Firefighters arrived within two minutes, and found Alton Mayes lying on the floor by the back door. His girlfriend said he’s in University Health’s Intensive Care Unit listed in serious condition.


“He’s doing fine,” said Sherronda Williams.  “He’s still in ICU but he’s breathing on his own. So his breathing is good.  When they got him out of there, the doctor said he was barely breathing.”


The Red Cross has provided the couple with hotel stay until Tuesday, some financial assistance, and vouchers for food and clothing. If you’d like to help the couple, call Sherronda Williams at 318-404-8910 or her sister Latoya Moore at 318-540-3895. 


Firefighters said the fire started in the front of the house.  It took crews 16 minutes to get it  under control. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

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