SHREVEPORT, LA - A Shreveport fire station has been closed because of some sort of environmental concern. Fire Station 20 on East Flournoy Lucas Road has been shut down temporarily. KEEL News has learned the problem has to do with mold.

The Shreveport Fire Department posted this message on social media:

"The health and safety of the members at the station are of utmost importance. To reduce delays in response times the crews are being relocated to a temporary facility located at The Port of Caddo-Bossier to respond from. If you need to access a station, the nearest Fire Stations are located at:

1421 E 70th St
9336 Ellerbe Rd
2022 Southern Loop
We don't know yet the extent of the problem with mold, but remediation crews have been called in to decontaminate the building.
Fire Chief Clarence Reese Jr. tells KEEL News "The city of Shreveport has ordered a test for everything at that property including the soil, air and water. I thought it was best to move all of the firefighters out of the building while that is going on." Reese adds "As of right now, there is no immediate danger to citizens or businesses in that area."
The message on social media also says "We will advise when the station is reopened. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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