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Southwest Louisiana Wildfires (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, Vernon Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-09-01

Duration: 00:03:42

Subjects: Wildfires | Environment


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Wallis, Daniel Speaker
  • Strain, Mike Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


This segment from the September 1, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on the ongoing wildfires in Southwest Louisiana, including the Tiger Island Fire in Beauregard Parish and the Lions Camp Fire in Vernon Parish. LeBlanc reports that the state is under a statewide burn ban due to the hot and dry conditions. Her report includes highlights of a press conference, including comments by Louisiana State Fire Marshal Daniel Wallis, Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, and Governor John Bel Edwards.