Posted: Aug 15, 2023, 3:22 PM
Firefighters from multiple Bossier Parish fire departments have been deployed to Sabine Parish to assist in controlling wildfires that have caused extensive damage in Kisatchie National Forest near the Florien community.
Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Ian Snellgrove said Bossier Fire Dist. 1 Chief Robert Roe advised that fire chiefs in the parish were asked by the state to assist with a strike team for forest and wildland fires.
Snellgrove said the team was organized early Tuesday and deployed to the area, arriving around 8 a.m. and are awaiting assignment. Members from Haughton Fire Dept., the South Bossier Fire Dept. (Dist. 2) and East 80 (Dist. 1) deployed firefighters and equipment to the scene.