In the past seven days, the Lincoln Parish Fire Department has responded to 12 grass and/or woods fires throughout Lincoln Parish.
Jim Hilton, spokesman for the LPFD, said that although Lincoln Parish has received much needed rainfall during the month of August, the area is still experiencing extremely dry conditions.
Hilton said three of the fires began on Aug. 18 and were the result of lightning strikes during a thunderstorm where there was heavy rainfall, which confirms that conditions are very dry and susceptible to fire. As a result, the burn ban for Lincoln Parish that began on June 6 remains in effect.
SIMSBORO — At the Village of Simsboro’s monthly town hall meeting May 7, the focus was on applying for a LaSTEP grant, which would provide funds to make considerable improvements to their infrastructure.
Simsboro is trying to obtain the LaSTEP grant, which is funded by the State of Louisiana’s Office of Community Development, to help replace the water lines on Louisa and Braswell Streets.
The village’s initiative to replace all the waterlines in Simsboro started five years ago.