Shreveport Firefighters were called to the 2000 Block of Cedar Street at 11:47 pm Sunday (11/20/22) for a commercial building on fire. When crews arrived at Valence Drilling Fluids, LLC, they found a 25,000 sq. foot warehouse fully involved in a fire. The warehouse contains multiple chemicals, so firefighters established a defensive fire attack operation to control the fire and protect the public. All products and runoff were confined to the property, and no citizens were at risk. There were no evacuations required.

Initially, 11- Fire Units and 28 – Firefighters were dispatched to the incident, but due to the size of the building and the intensity of the fire command requested a second alarm response. Once the second alarm was activated, 16 fire units and command staff responded with 30 additional firefighters. Also, tankers were requested from Caddo Fire Districts 1 and 3, along with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

At the time of the fire, there were no employees at the business, and no firefighters were injured battling the blaze. Shreveport Fire Investigators are investigating the cause of the fire.

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