WWNO News Reports
8:56 am
Sat September 17, 2011

Marsh Fire Reignites...Again

New Orleans, LA – Tropical Storm Lee dumped more than 10 inches of rain on it. Louisiana National Guard helicopters dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of water on it. But the marsh fire sparked by lightning August 24th near Bayou Savage just won't die. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has ordered the National Guard to resume helicopter flights to dump even more water on the three hot spots that rekindled. He says one helicopter will be used initially. More are on standby. The city continues to monitor air quality that the state lists in good condition and posing no threat to public health.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.