BPSO: Large fire in Princeton woods contained

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A large fire that burned through more than 60 acres of a wooded area in Princeton late Saturday afternoon has been contained, according to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office. 

Fire crews from the Haughton, Benton, South Bossier and elsewhere, in addition to fire crews from the state, worked for more than three hours to contain the fire, which is believed to have started near the end of Booker Road.

Fire crews worked aggressively to plow a firebreak around the flames to keep them from spreading, finally containing the blaze around 6 p.m.

The fire moved north/northeast in the thickly wooded area, and officials noted concerns that the dry and windy conditions could shift the direction of the blaze.   

No mandatory evacuations were ordered, but residents in the area were asked to stay tuned and to be watchful in the area.  

The Bossier Sheriff’s Office Drone Patrol was able to launch and helped the fire crews determine exactly where the fire was located so that they could contain it, according to an update released by BPSO.

They say fire crews and deputies will stay on the scene and monitor the fire.

Roadway traffic in the area is open as normal.  

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