Jones county officials battle flaming car en route to Louisiana


LOUISIANA - Parts of this article is from the Jones County Volunteer Fire Department.

Jones county volunteer firefighters and deputies were on Interstate 12 en route to help flood victims in Livingston Parrish, Louisiana when a car in the median caught on fire.

After officials confirmed Louisiana firefighters were on their way to assist the car, Jones county officials chimed in to help right away.

Powers volunteers attacked the flames with fire extinguishers on hand, while Jones county deputies stopped incoming traffic.

According to a press release, "Calhoun and Hebron volunteers prepped the Powers Brush truck for backup support. However, soon after the initial attack, local firefighters arrived on scene and took over."

Officials said local police and firefighters thanked Jones county firefighters and deputies for quickly reacting to ensure the safety of other motorists.

No injuries were reported during the fire.

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