Two Southwest Louisiana fires declared 100% contained
Two of the four fires that have collectively damaged more than 40,000 of woodlands in Louisiana have been brought under control, according to officials who’ve spent weeks on the ground containing the blazes.
An update from the Southern Area Complex Incident Management Gold Team posted Tuesday on Facebook that listed the Lions Camp Road fire in Vernon Parish and the Elizabeth fire in Allen Parish as 100% contained. The areas involved are 785 acres and 940 acres, respectively.
Crews continued to look for hotspots Tuesday at the Tiger Island in Beauregard Parish (31,290 acres) and the Louisiana Highway 113 fire (7,124 acres) that originated in Rapides Parish and spread to Vernon. Rain on Monday prevented any spreading, but dry weather Tuesday was expected to evaporate any lingering moisture.
The Tiger Island fire is considered 84% contained, while the Highway 113 fire is 95% out.
Three out of the four aforementioned fires are attributed to arson with one arrest made in the Highway 113 fire, according to KALB-TV.