Burn Ban in Effect for Bossier Parish; 60 Acre Brush Fire Contained

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Severely dry conditions triggered a large brush fire in north Bossier Parish Saturday. After the fire was contained, authorities issued a burn ban, effective immediately for all of Bossier Parish.

Multiple fire and law enforcement crews from north Bossier Parish, including Northwest and Northeast Fire Districts, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with fire and law enforcement crews from Lafayette County in southern Arkansas, were busy Saturday afternoon working to contain a large brush fire in northern Bossier Parish.

The call about the fire came into BPSO dispatch just before 2:00 p.m. in the Hamiter Road area, about a mile south of the Arkansas state line, not far from Highway 3.

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With windy and dry conditions, the fire spread to about 60 acres, and crews worked to contain it in the heavily-wooded area. Residents in the affected rural area were notified, as well as an oil tank businesses in the area. BPSO deputies closed off Hamiter and Wise Roads while the fire was being worked.

The fire was contained shortly after 6:00 p.m. Saturday. All roads in the area were reopened. Fire crews will continue to monitor the area to ensure there are no further fire issues.

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