Four local families are searching for new homes just 2 weeks away from Christmas after a fire at the Haystack Apartments on Fern Avenue.

Shreveport Firefighters responded to the blaze just before 4:30 Sunday afternoon. Units found the apartment building with heavy fire and smoke coming from the front of the top floor of the complex. The top floor balcony sustained heavy fire damage.

4 units of the complex were heavily damaged in the blaze. 14 SFD units responded in the early stages of the fire and close to 40 firefighters helped battle the blaze which was under control at 05:16 pm.

Four families have been displaced. They have all indicated they will stay with family members until they can find another apartment. The cause of this fire is still under investigation. No one was hurt.