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Garbage truck fire on U.S. 90

The Patterson Volunteer Fire Department received a call at 8:19 a.m. today reporting a garbage truck on fire on U.S. 90 between Red Cypress Road and Todd Subdivision, Fire Chief Sherel Martin said. Upon arrival, fire was coming out of the cab of the truck, Martin said. Firefighters responded to the scene with two engine trucks and one rescue truck along with 10 volunteer firefighters. The fire appeared to have started in the cab of the truck by the engine compartment, the chief said. As of about 9:20 a.m. today, the fire was out and personnel were working to reopen U.S. 90 westbound in Patterson, which was closed too, Martin said. No injuries were reported, and the cab of the truck is a total loss, Martin said. Firefighters were concerned that the heat of the fire could spread the fire to the area of the truck where garbage is kept, Martin said. As of this morning, firefighters were monitoring the situation, he said.
Submitted Photo Courtesy of Skeet’s Photo Service

The Patterson Volunteer Fire Department received a call at 8:19 a.m. today reporting a garbage truck on fire on U.S.

TDT female paddlers get a bonus

TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class. (Photo by Ken Grissom)

Breaux Bridge – Female paddlers will get some extra love from Tour du Teche starting with next year’s race.

Coast Guard visits school

Members of the United States Coast Guard visited Holy Cross Elementary School’s Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 classes during Community Helper week. FN Kimberlin Jones, BM3 Cole Lazella, MK1 Pablo Garcia, and MK2 Chris Cowie talked with the children regarding boat and water safety and allowed them to come aboard the Coast Guard boat.
(Submitted Photo)

Members of the United States Coast Guard visited Holy Cross Elementary School’s Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 classes during Community Helper week.

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