Highway 450 shut down due to fire

Published 5:24 pm Sunday, August 6, 2023

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As of 3 p.m., Highway 450 in Franklinton was shut down due to a large brush fire 1.5 miles north of Highway 16.

According to a post made on the Washington Parish Fire District 8 Facebook page, “There are multiple Fire Districts and numerous units out with a large brush fire. The highway is shut down in both directions so you might need to use an alternate route if you’re traveling in the area.”

Travelers throughout the state of Louisiana can access traveler information by cellular and landline telephone by dialing 511.