STARKS, LA (KPLC) - Authorities now say a forest fire has been contained.
The fire broke out in Beauregard Parish Tuesday afternoon around 1 p.m.
Louisiana forestry officials say as many as 400 to 450 acres were burning in Beauregard Parish north of Starks near Highway 109.
Officials say wind is a major factor in battling the blaze. The fire was reportedly contained at one point earlier in the afternoon, but jumped a road and started to spread.
Smoke from the fire continues to be a problem to motorists in that area especially on Highway 109.