The Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Department announces the arrest of a Rapides Parish man for allegedly setting wildfires in Grant Parish last week. Commissioner Mike Strain says 32-year-old Michael Setliff of Flatwoods set several wildfires off Highway 500 and W-W Melton Road…
Strain says thanks to the rapid response of local and state firefighters, the fires remained small in size and impact
Residents near Singer in Beauregard Parish are under a voluntary evacuation after firefighters lost containment of the Tiger Island Fire due to wind and dry conditions. Sheriff’s office Spokesperson Shannon Burgess says out of caution for drivers the highway has been shut down due to low visibility.
A voluntary evacuation has also been ordered for residents on the west side of La. 27 to Juanita.
The first round of grants of up to 10 thousand dollars for a homeowner to fortify their roof will be available on October 2nd. Jeff Palermo has the story..
New data from the Louisiana Automobile Auto Dealers Association, finds Louisiana’s new car and heavy truck dealers generated more than $19 billion in total sales in 2022 and supported more than 36,000 direct and indirect jobs. LADA President Will Green says the automotive industry has several benefits and it can be lucrative also.