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'LEAVE NOW!!' - Mandatory evacuation issued for parts of Vernon Parish due to wildfire

10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Saturday, August 26 2023 Aug 26, 2023 August 26, 2023 5:05 PM August 26, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

VERNON PARISH - Louisiana State Police issued a mandatory evacuation notice for some residents in Vernon Parish on behalf of the sheriff. 

"VP SHERIFF: MANDATORY EVACUATION - WEST HAWTHORNE RD DUE TO WILD FIRE. LEAVE NOW!! FIRE IS MOVING SOUTHBOUND AT HIGH RATE OF SPEED," was posted to the LSP social media account shortly before 5 p.m. 

The fires in Vernon Parish have been burning for days, with Governor Edwards holding a press conference early Saturday afternoon.

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