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Lacombe marsh fire contained, firefighters continue to monitor for hot spots

(Source: Kelly Reed) (Source: Kelly Reed)

Fire fighters contained a marsh fire that broke out Sunday in Lacombe, but workers are still on scene putting out small fires and hot spots as they emerge.

The fire broke out around noon along Elenore Drive in Lacombe and burned an estimated 100 acres of marsh land. Multiple agencies worked for several hours to successfully contain the flames which did not spread to homes in the area.

According to Chief Patrick Sicard with St. Tammany Fire District 3, firefighters with STFD3 and U.S. Wildlife and Fisheries are on scene today working to put out any small fires and hot spots left that could potentially spread.

No cause has been determined yet, but firefighters believe the fire may have been started by an individual hunting in the area. 

The National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch from Friday morning through Sunday evening for Southeast Louisiana. Low humidity, windy conditions and dry vegetation are all contributing factors that could stoke a fire.

St. Tammany Fire Districts 1 and 3, Slidell Fire Department 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Forestry all worked to contain and put out the fire.

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