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Wide-spreading grass fire in East Feliciana burned 75 acres; flames rekindled Monday morning

9 months 1 week 3 days ago Monday, August 14 2023 Aug 14, 2023 August 14, 2023 11:05 AM August 14, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

EAST FELICIANA PARISH - A fire in East Feliciana Parish that burned around 75 acres on Sunday rekindled early Monday morning, prompting another response from firefighters.

According to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, two fire units and a fire patrol plane were able to control the fire along LA 422 Sunday. A spokesperson said crews returned around 6 a.m. Monday to find flames had sprouted again. Firefighters will remain there until they are comfortable that the situation is under control. 

While fighting the flames, one firefighter had to be treated for heat exhaustion, another suffered a minor leg injury from a falling tree. 

At this time, the fire has been contained to a largely uninhabited part of the parish.

Investigators are still trying to determine what sparked the blaze. 

Due to extreme weather conditions, a state-wide burn ban was put into effect Monday, Aug. 7. 

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