NewsSt. Martin Parish


I-10 reopens following vehicle fire, LA 347 South remains closed

Police: 18-wheeler hauling produce was 'completely engulfed' in flames
Posted at 3:49 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 18:53:51-05

I-10 East at LA 347 (Henderson) has reopened following a vehicle fire Wednesday afternoon.

According to the St. Martin Parish Fire District, members of the Henderson Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to Grand Pointe Avenue near I-10 for a reported vehicle fire. When Henderson Fire Department arrived on scene, they found an 18-wheeler hauling produce completely engulfed in flames.

Additional manpower was called from several neighboring departments, including an aerial unit from the Breaux Bridge Volunteer Fire Company, and the fire was able to be contained without any further incident.

Henderson Police say no injuries were reported in the incident.

LA 347 North (Grand Point Highway) is now open, leaving 347 South closed. Police say 347 South will remain closed well into the night and North will have intermediate closures.

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