Fire Department responds to brush fire near Cypress

Natchitoches Parish Fire District 5 and the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a large brush fire on Hwy 1 near Cypress on June 13. On arrival, members found a controlled burn of a large field. NPFD 5 members ensured that the land owner was present, and would remain on-site for the duration of the burn.

Members also checked that adequate fire lanes were in place to protect adjacent properties and that the landowner had equipment on standby in case of fire extension.

Engines 1 and 5 responded, along with BR5 and 10 NPFD 5 members.