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Fire Department on scene of tractor fire, explosion associated with fire

Posted at 9:55 PM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 23:19:01-04

The Broussard Fire Department says that they are working a large tractor fire off of Fairfield Drive near N Larrievere Road.

Viewers tell KATC that they heard several explosions Friday evening in the area. Broussard Fire Chief Bryan Champagne says that the large tractor was parked in a field that is being cleared for a new neighborhood. Champagne says crews were working in that field earlier today.

It is unclear how the tractor caught fire.

There were several explosions associated with the fire, possible from tires blowing from the flames.

Roads are closed around the area including S Bernard and Fairfield Drive.