Out of control fire causes evacuations in Holden, LA

HOLDEN, LA (WAFB) - Firefighters are battling a huge blaze in Holden that has caused evacuations and created a smoke plume seen by people in Baton Rouge.

According to the Holden Fire Department, a wooded area on LA 1036 at Stafford Cemetery Road is burning.

Firefighters have evacuated people from homes in the area.

Officials said the fire is out of control.

Witnesses described the fire as fast-moving, consuming a small area and jumping to another.

Officials have not said how large of an area the fire is covering, but people near the blaze estimated the radius was at least a half-mile.

There have been no reports of injuries.

It is unknown what sparked the fire.

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