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Firefighters extinguish pump house fire at Blue Bayou

Firefighters responded to a fire at Blue Bayou on Tuesday evening, June 21, according to the St. George Fire Protection District.
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 6:34 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 9:13 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Firefighters responded to a fire at Blue Bayou on Tuesday evening, June 21, according to the St. George Fire Protection District.

According to the fire department, emergency responders returning to Station 68 around 6:15 p.m. noticed a plume of black smoke coming from Blue Bayou’s direction. After alerting communication officers and firefighters inside the station, they went to investigate and found a pump house full of chlorine on fire on the Dixie Landin’ side of Blue Bayou at the 18100 block of Perkins Road East.

Crews sprung to action and had the fire under control within minutes of their arrival, according to the fire department.

Firefighters with the St. George Fire Prevention District respond to a fire at Blue Bayou on...
Firefighters with the St. George Fire Prevention District respond to a fire at Blue Bayou on Tuesday, June 21.(St. George Fire Prevention)

Emergency officials say no injuries have been reported at this time.

Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

The park was closed when the fire started.

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