The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office has clarified the location of a Friday afternoon grass fire on Highway 90. At approximately 2:41 pm, Franklin Fire Department was dispatched to a grass fire on the highway. While it was reported on social media that the fire was located near the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, the Sheriff’s Office released a photo to KQKI News that showed a small burn area near the Garden City Overpass, which is farther down from the LEC.
In a statement, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office said, “We have received that question several times during the past hour, so let us put your mind at ease. The photo is a picture of the burn area which was near the Garden City Overpass. At no time did the fire approach the LEC, nor were our inmates and staff at the LEC in any danger. BUT, with that being said, you can see how a cigarette thrown out of a vehicle or some other means of fire can really get going with everything so dry.”
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗹’𝘀 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗶𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝗕𝘂𝗿𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗻. 𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻 𝗯𝗿𝘂𝘀𝗵 𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲. 𝗔𝗹𝘀𝗼, 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝗮𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀.