UPDATE: The Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office has released more information about a wildfire that has spread across the region.
"The preliminary cause of the fire appears to be a spark from a downed utility pole on Mount Carmel Cutoff. We have reported estimates of 2,100 acres burned, 10 inhabited homes, 8 other structures, and some vehicles were lost in the fires. There has been no loss of life and no injuries."
Several fire districts are assisting in this effort. The Department of Agriculture and Forestry have aircraft monitoring the situation and assessing the damage.
There have been some minor flare-ups, but no threat to life or property exists at this time.
SHREVEPORT, LA- Wildfires in Sabine Parish have forced several residents from their homes. These fires happened east of Florien.

Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell issued the following statement:

"The wildfires in Sabine Parish east of Florien are contained at this time. This remains a very serious situation. Wind direction and changing weather conditions can cause flare-ups and ignite new fires in the area. The LA Department of Forestry will operate to clear lanes to further control the fire."


Law enforcement are on the scene patrolling the area looking for any new fires or flare-ups.

You are urged to remember those in your prayers affected by this disaster as well as all first responders and law enforcement agencies who responded. Also, thank you to the many churches, citizens, and other volunteers for their help and aid.

The Red Cross has stepped in to help those impacted by these fires. The fire has been centered around Mount Carmel Cutoff, Monroe Skinner Road, Lee Jordan Road, Corleyville Road and the Sneed Road. Folks living in that area were forced to evacuate.
La Hwy 118 has been shut down for emergency traffic only.
More than 2,000 acres has burned and several homes and businesses have been damaged or destroyed.

The following churches have opened for evacuees for a cool down spot as well as food for Evacuees:

Florien 1st Baptist Church
Warren Baptist Church
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Antioch Baptist Church
Grace Assembly in Hornbeck
Trinity Baptist church in Many

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