Scott Fire Department responds to grass fire - KLFY News 10

Scott Fire Department responds to grass fire

Updated:

The Scott Fire Department responded to a reported grass fire on Tuesday located in the 500 block of Rue De Babineaux.

Upon arrival, units observed a large field on fire spreading quickly as a result of tall dry grass and strong winds. Initial crews observed the fire spreading near a home located at 525 Rue De Babineaux. The fire was extinguished within 25 feet of a home.

After an investigation, the fire was determined to be accidental. Residents in the 500 block were removing a pipe fence using a torch, when a spark ignited a small grass fire. The resident attempted to extinguish the fire, however was unsuccessful, then called 911.

The combination of dry conditions and windy conditions have led to a significant number of fires burning out of control, recently.

The State Fire Marshal's Office is recommending that citizens delay debris burning until the state has seen significant precipitation and even then, extra precaution should be taken during windy conditions. "Our state has experienced an excessive number of out of control brush fires directly related to the intentional burning of trash and debris," said State Fire Marshal Butch Browning.

The State Fire Marshal's Office and Scott Fire Officials reminds everyone that fire spreading onto lands of another, be it through malice, or by criminal negligence, exposes those responsible to both civil and criminal penalties. Criminal laws concerning fire spreading on lands of another may be enforced by state or local law enforcement authorities.

No one was injured during the incident.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Ex-candidate sues Senator Landrieu

    Ex-candidate sues Senator Landrieu

    Former challenger Paul Hollis has sued Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, contending that she cannot represent Louisiana because she lives full-time in Washington. The suit,filed Friday in state district court in Baton Rouge, says Landrieu's home "is her 2.5 million dollar residence on Capitol Hill."More >>
    Former challenger Paul Hollis has sued Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, contending that she cannot represent Louisiana because she lives full-time in Washington. The suit,filed Friday in state district court in Baton Rouge, says Landrieu's home "is her 2.5 million dollar residence on Capitol Hill."More >>
  • Wanted : Brandi Comeaux

    Wanted : Brandi Comeaux

    A Lafayette woman is sought by police for refusing to provide medical attention for a juvenile who sustained a broken jaw during an altercation after she allegedly provided alcohol to a group of minors.More >>
    A Lafayette woman is sought by police for refusing to provide medical attention for a juvenile who sustained a broken jaw during an altercation after she allegedly provided alcohol to a group of minors.More >>
  • Officer shot man who tried to take gun

    Officer shot man who tried to take gun

    Baton Rouge police Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. says an officer shot and critically wounded a man who allegedly tried to grab the officer's gun while threatening his life. Coppola says the 27-year-old man was being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated shortly after 1 a.m. on Morning GloryMore >>
    Baton Rouge police Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. says an officer shot and critically wounded a man who allegedly tried to grab the officer's gun while threatening his life. Coppola says the 27-year-old man was being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated shortly after 1 a.m. on Morning Glory More >>
Powered by WorldNow

1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
Lafayette LA 70509

Telephone: 337.981.4823
Fax: 337.984.8323
Email: tip10@klfy.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Louisiana, Inc. A Media General Company.