The Bossier City Fire Department was busy this afternoon fighting several grass fires along I-20 near Airline Drive.

City spokesman Mark Natale says in a news release that the fires were located along the westbound outside shoulder of I-20 on either side of Airline. Firefighters were called out at around 1:15PM.

Bossier City police assisted by shutting down the outside westbound lane of traffic in the area while fire crews worked to put out the flames. All of the fires were extinguished and normal traffic flow had resumed by 1:45.

The exact cause of the fires remains unknown, but were certainly compounded by the dry conditions across our area.