Wildfire Prompts Mandatory Evacuation of Entire Southwestern Louisiana Town

Louisiana is currently facing a catastrophic wildfire crisis, with the highest number of fires in August that the state has ever seen.

In recent weeks, Louisiana has experienced an alarming increase in wildfires. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has confirmed that from August 1 to August 24, 441 fires have broken out across the state, destroying 8,385 acres of land.

This figure does not include the extensive wildfire on Tiger Island which is estimated to have burned over 20,000 acres.

In Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, state and local officials are facing the largest fire in the state’s history.

The Tiger Island Fire has reportedly burned an estimated 15,000 acres (6,070 hectares) and covers approximately 23 square miles (60 square kilometers).

As of Friday evening, there were at least six active fires in Livingston, Sabine, Vernon, and Beauregard Parishes. The rapid spread of these fires has overwhelmed state and local officials, who are now dealing with multiple fire incidents simultaneously.

“This is unprecedented. We’ve never had to fight this many fires simultaneously and at this duration. We’re fighting between 25 and 30 (wildfires) today,” Mike Strain, the commissioner for Louisiana’s Department of Agriculture and Forestry, said during a press conference Friday.

“It’s burning very intensely. It’s moving pretty fast, and you can feel the air picking up. That’s from the heat of the fire sucking air into the fire,” he added.

In response to the dangerous fire, state officials in Louisiana have issued a burn ban for the affected towns in southwestern Louisiana.

This ban prohibits any type of burning activity in an effort to contain the fire and prevent further damage.

The current situation is concerning for residents of Merryville and other towns near the border.

State officials have taken swift action by issuing a mandatory evacuation order and a burn ban, but it remains to be seen if this will be enough to control the situation.

More from FOX Weather:

According to the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office, containment decreased from 85% to 50% by Friday morning due to constantly shifting wind conditions and the dry conditions of the vegetation. By Friday evening, the Forestry Department reported that containment stood slightly above 50%. The area of concentration was east of the town of Merryville, which lies close to the Louisiana-Texas border.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he has deployed 89 firefighters, paramedics and emergency management personnel along with emergency response resources to Louisiana to help combat the devastating wildfires currently burning near the Texas-Louisiana border and across the Pelican State.

High temperatures, drought and variable winds prompted the NWS to issue a Fire Weather Warning through Friday night for critical to extreme fire weather conditions.

“This is rapidly becoming the biggest fire danger threat this area has had since the summer of 2000,” the National Weather Service office in Lake Charles office warned. “Fires can spread rapidly in these conditions.”

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16 thoughts on “Wildfire Prompts Mandatory Evacuation of Entire Southwestern Louisiana Town

  1. Grizz Mann August 27, 2023 at 9:13 am

    Environmental Terrorist?

    1. Lawrence M August 27, 2023 at 4:25 pm

      Why not, they attacked everything else in America! Biden with his radical Marxists kicked off all of this madness and mayhem from day one in the White House!

      Due to “evil having a field day” or should I say “a burning field day” in America now due to all of the Democrat criminal policies and agenda along with their Rino supporters!

  2. TVLEE August 27, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    When they find the criminals responsible for setting these fires, KILL them! Shoot them in the head and let the hogs eat them!

    1. Jim2 August 28, 2023 at 6:48 am

      Looks to me that maybe we should be watching all the Chinese in our country more closely, as well as all the militant, America-hating Muslims invading us, thanks to “little (brain) Joe” and his puppet masters, for opening up our borders.

  3. motormouse August 27, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Isn’t that how the Bible states the end of the world will be?

  4. Lorraine E Blazich August 27, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    check Dane Wigington’s web site geoengineeringwatch.org to learn what is being done to create and control our weather.

    1. Lawrence M August 27, 2023 at 4:30 pm

      Yes the climate manipulations have been going on for a long while and we can plainly see the chem-trials deployed at various times to alter the weather and us! Climate lock-downs are their goal at the UN, WEF and a host of totalitarian governments like China’s; and yes our own nefarious backstabbers of the Deep State!

  5. rdm August 27, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    dems and their followers pushing climate change are starting these fires all in dem ran places

  6. Drosack August 27, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    You cheated for this, now quit shutting off the water.

  7. Robert August 27, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    Check out http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org and this will tell you why and how its done the fires, sad times now !

  8. Evangeline August 27, 2023 at 8:07 pm

    Greece is having the same problem, and they just arrested 79 climate “activists”, otherwise known as “arsonists” in Greece. I’m in my sixties, and at no time in my life have I ever seen this number of fires and this number of multiple fires, never, nada, didn’t happen. Young people should realize this is absolutely abnormal, and there is only one cause of it, many someones are setting them.
    I would say we need to find out who is paying these people to do this, but I couldn’t type such idiocy, they won’t do it, that would be a normal reaction and there’s nothing normal about our world right now. But whoever is doing this needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law, if we have such a quaint idea as law anymore. Arson was a serious crime. Hopefully it’s not a misdemeanor now. God help us, these people are nuts.

    1. Lawrence M September 2, 2023 at 6:04 pm

      True Evangeline!

  9. Douglass Hetherly August 28, 2023 at 2:39 am

    This is the deep state destroying trees and other shrubs and grasses which produce Oxygen as these botanical agents take out CO2 from the air and replaces it with Oxygen. The evil Satanists will destroy all of creation as they know they are losing the war and would rater destroy everything as they plunge into hell.
    Know that trees are a network of communication between all living things and regulators of our atmospheric conditions to purify and balance components in our atmosphere to stimulate life and our existence.
    Without trees humanity dies and we will be the next civilization to disappear.

    1. Lawrence M September 2, 2023 at 6:08 pm

      Douglass Hetherly that is correct because these wicked demonic hateful sub-humans would rather take it all down if they can’t control us and the whole planet!

  10. John R. DeJulius August 28, 2023 at 7:18 am

    Just another little operation of “THE NEW WORLD ORDER” !

    1. Lawrence M August 28, 2023 at 11:48 am

      Yes the truly wicked conspirators!


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