Oil tank fire extinguished in St. Martin Parish

Posted at 4:35 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 18:59:10-04

UPDATE: An oil tank fire along Breaux Bridge Highway is now out.

The highway has reopened although congestion remains.

LA 94 was closed at the Lafayette/St. Martin Parish line and at Salt Mine Highway as crews responded to the fire.

According to firefighters, lightning hit the old oil tank, causing it to ignite.

Breaux Bridge Hwy. fire

Oil tank fire
Photos courtesy of Dallas Grossie

Breaux Bridge Hwy. traffic