ERATH, La. (KPEL News) - The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office is working with local emergency responders to put out a fire that has gotten out of control in Erath.

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillion's office, deputies responded to a call made around 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to a field fire on Wilmur Road in Erath, which had spread quickly due to the drought conditions that have affected south Louisiana.

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Wilmer Road is currently closed off to traffic while attempts to extinguish the fire continue, his office said.

One post on social media shared photos near the scene.

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

At this time, three subjects who were using an open-flame propane torch, which caused the grass to ignite, were arrested. Those men are:

  • James M Segura IV, 61
  • Jason J. Romero, 37
  • Maxie Boudoin Jr., 69

Once the fire is contained, the sheriff's office said, the road will be opened again.

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