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  • New Orleans Fire Department probes marsh fire

    October 10, 2012 6:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Firefighters are monitoring a marsh fire in a remote section of eastern New Orleans. Authorities say firefighters were dispatched to the area just before 2 p.m. Tuesday and found an uninhabited two-mile area burning west of Interstate 510 between the Intercoastal Waterway and Bayou Bienvenue. A... more »
  • Mayor: marsh fire hot spots out

    September 12, 2011 9:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says Louisiana National Guard helicopters have extinguished what appeared to be the last three hot spots from a marsh fire that hazed the city with smoke for most of a week. He says that means the helicopters and their huge water... more »
  • Smoke From New Orleans Marsh Fires Makes Its Way to Acadiana

    September 1, 2011 12:01 AM

    Smoke from those marsh fires in New Orleans has made its way to Acadiana. Wednesday night's sunset cast a hazy, pink glow over much of the area. "It's just a thick haze, almost choking, the smell is out of control," said Jamie Boudreaux of Lafayette. The haze was... more »
  • St. Charles marsh fire expected to burn out

    February 21, 2010 10:01 PM

    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... more »
  • St. Charles marsh fire expected to burn out

    February 21, 2010 2:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) 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... more »

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