From the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office:
At 3:21 a.m. this morning (August 30, 2019) Red River Communications received reports of a gas well blow out/fire at a remote location just north of the south intersection of LA Hwy 515 and US Hwy 71.
There were no injuries reported or evacuations required.
The fire continues to burn, however, there is no immediate threat to the public. All roads remain open.
Louisiana State Police (LSP) Haz Mat Unit, DEQ and Emergency Services are on site.
The LSP Haz Mat Unit is in charge of the scene.
We got this information on the well fire state police:
There was an incident on a well location resulting in a fire. No injuries have occurred. There also isn’t any evacuations or road closures at this time. LSP Emergency Services are on scene and the incident is contained to the well pad and is not affecting anything off the well pad.
DOTD has delivered highway signs instructing thru traffic to slow down and watch for extra truck traffic. Heavy machinery is being brought in to deal with the incident.
LSP asks the public to please use caution in the area and wishes to remind the public that stopping on the shoulder of the highway is illegal and very dangerous.