Summer Fires’ Effects on Fire District Budgets
Parish fire districts are still hurting from the rash of summer fires. Caddo Fire District 7 Chief Danny Richardson says his department got hit for about $30,000 more than it had budgeted for the year. He says fuel expense is about double what was budgeted, and there were increases in truck repairs …
Wildfire Danger Still High
The National Weather Service in Shreveport says an enhanced fire danger continues across the Ark-La-Tex so its issued another Red Flag Warning.
New Fire in Caddo Parish – Residents Being Evacuated
Fire crews are on the scene of a large pasture fire in northern Caddo Parish near Vivian. Several units from Caddo Fire District 8, with assistance from District 7, are out there now. Fire District 1 Spokeswoman Debra Nelson says so far, several acres and one structure are involved...
Officials Say Caddo Parish Fires Have Been Contained
Officials say the nine wildfires that have plagued the northern and central parts of Caddo Parish have been contained. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says six Louisiana Air National Guard Blackhawk helicopters equipped with helibuckets patrolled the area yesterday and dropped wate…

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