DeSoto Fire District 8

DFD 8 Battles Wildfire


Monday, June 20, 2011  On Monday, June 20th at approximately 1430 hours, DeSoto Fire District 8 was paged out to a woods fire in the Benson community south of Mansfield. Upon arrival, firefighters quickly realized this was a major fire and they would need additional resources to help bring the fire under control. In all 278 acres of land was burned in the Benson community around the Sam Booker Road area. DFD 8 was able to save all structures in the fire's path. Crews stayed on scene throughout the night to ensure the fire did not jump the fire line. Mutual Aid was given by DeSoto Fire District's 1 and 5, North Sabine Fire Protection District, DeSoto Parish Sheriff's office, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, and Select Energy.