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Second area plant catches on fire

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Firefighters with the Lincoln Parish Fire Department and the Ruston Fire Department responded to a fire at the Duraflake plant in Simsboro early this morning.

Lincoln Parish Fire Department officials were unavailable for comment this morning, but officials with the Ruston Fire Department received a call for assistance at exactly 4:42 a.m., said Eric Brazzel, spokesman for the RFD.

“We arrived to find a fire in one of the high rise dryers near a conveyer belt that required multiple ladder trucks to access that particular fire, which was very high up,” Brazzel said.

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