Hybrid Electric vehicle engulfed in flames on I-49

Natchitoches Parish Fire District 5 and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Aug. 16 around 5:20 pm near the 127 exit on I-49.

The vehicle was fully involved on arrival and fire crews extinguished the flames and surrounding grass fire. The vehicle was identified as a hybrid electric vehicle, therefore extra precautions were taken to cool thoroughly and monitor the temperature of the batteries and ensure the safety of responders.

Engine 5 and BR5 responded along with 8 NPFD 5 members.