Responders battle lumber fire near Chopin


Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and Natchitoches Parish Fire Districts #1, 4, 5, 6, and Flatwoods Fire Department along with citizen volunteers arrived on the scene of a large fire in the 1500 block of Emmanuel Road in the Chopin/Cloutierville areas reported at 4:30 p.m Thursday.

Deputies say the fire mostly consists of lumber near a sawmill and woods near the scene.
Smoke cover can be seen as far away as Natchitoches.