BPSO: Mandatory Evacuation Order issued for residents on Hubert Smith, Charles Burge roads

Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 6:04 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2023 at 9:22 PM CDT
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A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for residents on Hubert Smith and Charles Burge roads, according to the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office. Fire retardant is going to be dropped in the area.

BEAUREGARD PARISH, La. (KPLC) - Loss of containment in the Tiger Island Fire forced Highway 110 closure between Merryville and Singer but now Beauregard Parish Sheriff Mark Herford said that Highway 110 between Merryville and Singer has reopened after being closed due to loss of containment.

The Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s office asks that you proceed with caution when driving due to lingering smoke that may still be obscuring your view.

Sheriff Mark Herford said the fire jumped the highway and the closure is necessary as firefighting activities take place.

A Voluntary Evacuation Order has been issued for the area south of Highway 110 between Singer and Merryville continuing south to residents west of Highway 27 to Juanita.

Four large air tankers and four helicopters are being used to drop water on the flames, according to the Red Strike Team. Four scooper planes and dozers from the Hwy 113, Elizabeth and Lions Road fires are also en route to assist.

The Red Strike Team said all aircraft are required to return to base at dark.

Herford said the highway will be closed until further notice.

For more information on the Tiger Island Fire, CLICK HERE.