89-year-old man dead, woman injured after house fire Friday afternoon

Shreveport, LA – According to the Shreveport Fire Department, this unfortunate incident occurred right before 3 p.m. Friday.

It happened on Plano St.

Shreveport Fire Department crews responded to a report of a residential structure fire.

The responding crews saw heavy flames and smoke coming from the front door.

They were able to extinguish the fire in just 35 minutes.

Unfortunately, 89-year-old man died of his injuries.

He was later identified as Lawson Schuford.

Woman suffered injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Her age or identity have not yet been released.

The home suffered heavy damage and appears to be a total loss, officials said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.