Tiger Island Fire reignites, fully contained

At 5:55 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 17, Ward Six Fire Protection District No. One Engine 5, Service 8, Unit 901 w/Brush UTV 20, Unit 903 w/ Brush UTV 21 and 10 firefighters responded to Hwy 110 and Hwy 27 in Singer for a mutual aid request from Beauregard Fire Protection District No. 1 in reference to a reignition of the Tiger Island Fire near Singer.

Upon arrival, the fire had jumped Hwy. 110 and was moving south toward Hubert Smith Rd. Beauregard FD 1 engines and Brush UTVs were actively suppressing fire on Hubert Smith. Ward 6 Engine 5, Bush UTVs 20 and 21 were assigned to Hubert Smith Rd. for suppression and to extinguish spot fires occurring on the south side of Hubert Smith Rd. Service 8 was assigned to water shuttle operations along with tankers from Beauregard Parish Fire District 1 and Beauregard Parish Fire District 2.

Air assets began dropping retardant and water to assist with containing the fire.

DeQuincy Volunteer Fire Dept. was requested to the scene with a brush UTV. Houston River Fire Dept. was requested to move 3 firefighters to Ward 6 Station 2 to staff Ward 6 trucks for any other emergencies occurring in Ward 6 district.

As of 10 p.m., advance of the fire had been contained. U.S. Forestry, LA. Forestry dozers and ground firefighting teams were on site through the night enhancing containment.

All Ward 6 units released at 10 p.m. to return to Ward 6 district.

Reminder! We are still under a Statewide Burn Ban by Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Weather conditions on Sunday and several days this week are conducive to having extreme fire conditions, please don’t burn!