Feb 21, 2010 10:01 PM by JThibodeaux

St. Charles marsh fire expected to burn out

St. Charles Parish officials say a marsh fire that was burning near Interstate 310 has moved away from the highway.

State police spokeswoman Melissa Matey said authorities closed a lane on the interstate Saturday evening, causing traffic to back up considerably.

By Sunday morning, however, the wind was blowing away from the interstate and Pat Yoes, spokesman for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, said lane closures were no longer necessary.

Several fire departments were monitoring the fire, which was expected to burn out.

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