Hot, dry summer sets stage for increased wildfire threat in Louisiana

  • Source: KSLA News
  • Published: 09/10/2019 12:00 AM

As if the hot, dry conditions this summer weren’t challenging enough, those same factors could make the next season even worse. We’re talking about the wildfire season, which can be dangerous with such tinderbox condition. Flames and smoke still could be easily spotted Monday from a weekend grass and woods fire not far off Jefferson Paige Road just outside west Shreveport. Neighbors Harold Agee and Harold Barrow said they weren’t about to see their homes overrun by approaching flames. “I was raking over there. The fire, it seemed to be spreading back toward the houses. And so I just kind of pulled the flames back,” Barrow said, recalling how he took action. Caddo Parish is not under a burn ban at the moment. But Caddo Fire District 3 Fire Chief Ernest Mitchell expects a ban soon, especially with no appreciable rain in the forecast.


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