UPDATE:Fire moving fast south of Gladewater; Evacuations ongoing - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

UPDATE: Gladewater fire nearly 50% contained

Posted: Updated:
  • KSLA News 12 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Vision for South Bossier City's future unveiled by planning firm

    Vision for South Bossier City's future unveiled by planning firm

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:05:06 GMT
    South Bossier Residents listen to presentation.South Bossier Residents listen to presentation.
    Leaders and planning consultants held their final public meeting Thursday about transforming a 10-street block area from the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge to just past the Century Link Center.More >>
    Leaders and planning consultants held their final public meeting Thursday about transforming a 10-street block area from the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge to just past the Century Link Center.More >>
  • Shreveport NICU sees more twins than ever

    Shreveport NICU sees more twins than ever

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:37:17 GMT
    The Pearce twins are one of nine sets of twins at University Health Shreveport right now.The Pearce twins are one of nine sets of twins at University Health Shreveport right now.
    These babies are one set of nine sets of twins being cared for at the Neo-natal intensive care unit at University Health in Shreveport right now.More >>
    These babies are one set of nine sets of twins being cared for at the Neo-natal intensive care unit at University Health in Shreveport right now.More >>
  • Grade changing allegations surface at BTW

    Grade changing allegations surface at BTW

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:14:05 GMT
    Caddo Parish Public Schools officials are investigating allegations that student grades were changed at Shreveport's Booker T. Washington New Tech High School.More >>
    Caddo Parish Public Schools officials are investigating allegations that student grades were changed at Shreveport's Booker T. Washington New Tech High School.More >>

UPDATE 3:24 9/5/11: Officials say the fire is now 40-50 % contained, but has claimed about 1300 acres. The Texas Forest Services says they're making progress in fighting the blaze, and are moving available resources to fight the fire in Diana.

 


UPDATE: Officials tell us that residents in the area are being evacuated to the Gladewater airport.


 

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Gladewater Police tell KLTV 7 evacuations are underway because of a fast-moving fire.

The evacuations are ongoing one mile south on Highway 135 off of US Highway 271.

We're told evacuations are also being ordered along Rose Wady Road and Joy Wright Mountain Road in Smith County.

Copyright 2011 KLTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow