Wildfire in Vernon Parish burns over 200 acres

Published: Aug. 11, 2023 at 2:24 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2023 at 10:22 PM CDT
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VERNON PARISH, La. (KPLC) - Residents of Miller Road, south of Evans, were placed under a voluntary evacuation due to a large woods fire Friday afternoon.

The fire was contained, and crews stayed in the area to handle hot spots and watch for jumps across lines.

About a dozen homes were in the evacuation area, Sheriff Sam Craft said.

Forestry workers and firefighters from multiple agencies worked the fire, which was fueled by strong winds.

Craft said the fire has come close to a home, but no personal property was damaged.


The smoke plume was visible on KPLC’s debris detection radar.