Fire destroys Simmesport truck stop

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Posted: Apr 28, 2010 6:21 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Pointe Coupee, Avoyelles Parish, fire, truck stop, Maddie's Truck Plaza, Simmesport

Avoyelles Parish sheriff's deputies say a fire has destroyed a Simmesport truck stop.

The fire at Maddie's Truck Plaza on La. Highway 1 started around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and, firefighters from throughout Avoyelles Parish and from Point Coupee Parish fought the blaze through the afternoon.

No one was injured.

The cause is still under investigation, but investigators believe it may have been electrical.

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