Residents near Apollo Road may experience prolonged power outages today, following an early morning fire incident in Scott. The Scott Fire Department made a public announcement via Facebook informing locals that Entergy customers in the vicinity might be without power for several hours.

At approximately 8:27 a.m. on Thursday, August 24, the Scott Fire Department rushed to the scene of a grass fire. Upon investigation, it was determined that the fire erupted after an 18-wheeler collided with a power pole. The impact of the crash resulted in the power lines being yanked down onto the dry grass below.

Fire Chief Chad Sonnier of the Scott Fire Department explained that the combination of live wires and parched grass ignited the blaze. The recent State of Emergency declaration by Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory highlights the heightened risk the region faces. The existing heat and ongoing drought have created the ideal conditions for such dangerous situations.

Entergy representatives are currently at the scene addressing the situation. According to the Scott Fire Department's report, restoring power might take a significant amount of time and they are asking motorists to avoid the area of Apollo Road near the Weatherford plant.

Stay tuned for further updates as we will provide additional details as soon as they are confirmed.

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