Entire Louisiana town evacuated amid 'unprecedented' wildfires

Posted on AllSides August 25th, 2023
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State authorities evacuated the entire town of Merryville, Louisiana near the Texas border as an "unprecedented" rash of wildfires hit the area. Police told residents the evacuations were mandatory. The 1,200 residents who call Merryville home were forced to leave. "We’ve never had to fight this many fires simultaneously and at this duration," said Mike Strain, the commissioner for Louisiana’s Department of Agriculture and Forestry. SEE MORE: Search continues for woman missing after Hilary hit California The state of Louisiana has seen nearly 500 wildfires so far this month alone....

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