Residents on the Binning and Marr Roads area were alerted for a time on Wednesday of the possible need to evacuate their homes due to a fire being spread by high winds in the area.
Several alerts were issued by the Sheriff’s Office and the fire was declared contained by midafternoon.
Here is the alert declaring the fire contained:
The Forestry Dept. now confirms that the fire (in the area of Binning/Marr roads) is now 100% contained. We ask that area residents remain alert for any fires spreading in your area. Residents can be assured of their safety now, and we thank everyone on the ground for their hard work in stopping the spread of this fire.
***please be reminded that a statewide burn ban remains in effect.
Stay alert. Stay safe.
The first alert was posted at late morning by the Sheriff’s Office:
SMOKE/FIRE ALERT – MANSFIELD
Dispatchers have received multiple calls regarding smoke in two areas near Mansfield, LA. We want to update the public to let you know that we are aware, and what is going on.
– In the area of Marr Road in Mansfield, there is a large fire reported. This is not a controlled burn, and Fire Districts are on scene at this time. Wind conditions have made for a lot of smoke in that area.
– In the area of the Town and Country Apartments (behind) there is a very large, controlled burn that is contained at this time. Expect smoke in this area as well.
**As a reminder, DeSoto Parish and many surrounding Parishes are under a Burn Ban at this time due to dry conditions. Stay Safe!
The second alert spoke of the possibility of evacuations:
FIRE UPDATE: ALERT FOR BINNING ROAD RESIDENTS
If you live in the area of Binning Road, we ask that you be prepared for a possible evacuation at this time. Deputies will be coming around knocking on doors in the area that may be under threat. A fire which began in the area of Marr Road has spread rapidly due to wind conditions.
DeSoto Fire Districts and Sheriff’s Deputies are on scene at this time.
- Watch for fires potentially spreading toward your area of residence.
- Be prepared to evacuate if/when necessary.
Quick work by firefighters brought the fire under control and lifted the warning about possible evacuations.
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