Contact Us

Shreveport Police Officers Save Children From Burning House

Shreveport-Fire-Truck-630x274
TSM PHOTO

One adult and five small children were at home this morning when their house, in the 5200 block of Kent Street, caught fire.  

Shreveport police and firefighters were called just after midnight.  Three police officers got there moments before the fire department and learned that the adult and two of the children had been able to escape the flames but the other three children were still inside.

Fire Department spokesman Louis Johnson says the officers heard the children calling for help and quickly knocked out a window to that room.  Then one officer literally stood on top of another to pull two of the children from the burning house. Firefighters were able to rescue the third.  The five children ranged in age from two to six.  The three who were rescued were taken to University Health for treatment of burns.

The officers have been identified as Sergeant Steven Plunkett and Officers Zack Johnson and Jeremy Johnson.  Fire Chief Craig Mulford has expressed his pride and gratitude to the officers and says he’s looking forward to recognizing their bravery in a formal manner at a later date.

It took over 30 minutes for firefighters to bring the blaze under control.  It destroyed they house and everything in it.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

More from 710 KEEL

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://710keel.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!