Updated: Apr 11, 2022
The call went out at approximately 3:45 PM for a woods fire in the area of W. Powerline Rd. in Pearl River. Low humidity and strong winds helped with rapid fire spread and in total the fire burned approximately 80 acres. Our personnel were able to keep it from spreading towards homes and forestry was able to place a containment line around it bringing the situation under control.
Carey Rd. was shut down for the safety of our personnel and the public while we brought the fire under control. Thankfully no property damage or injuries resulted.
Thanks to St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 7, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office for their assistance with dealing with this fire and traffic control.