Plane Drops Water on Blaze in Downtown Eunice, LA

May 27, 2024
The Eunice Fire Department called a crop duster the "angel in the sky" as it helped battle the restaurant fire.

Firefighters worked for hours to contain a fire in downtown Eunice Saturday. 

They got some help from a plane which dropped water on the scene, in an effort that the fire chief called an "angel in the sky with a crop duster dropping water from the heavens."

The fire was reported just before noon at Nick's on 2nd, a popular restaurant, reported

The building has been around for a century, and locals called it a staple of the community.

"Fire crews shot water onto other adjacent buildings on Second Street to keep the flames from spreading," reported.

"Today was a very long and difficult day for the crews at EFD. As much as I appreciate all the  pats on the back saying 'good job Chief,' it’s not about the leader, it’s about the pack and members of the pack answered the call to duty today from far and wide!!" the fire department shared on Facebook.

"On top of the long list of mutual aid department(s)... Parish president Jessie Bellard dove right in not only helping fight fire but coordinating heavy machinery, and angel in the sky with a crop duster dropping water from the heavens."

"I mean, it was amazing. When we drove up, it was like, Eunice is here, St. Landry is here, Acadia's here, Mire is here. I mean, there's probably some that I didn't even see or notice, but it was like, wow, y'all heard, and y'all answered, and no one gave up until it was gone, and that's what was amazing," said resident Harlie LeBouef told KATC. about the response from area fire departments.

The fire was contained to the original building, Eunice Today reported.



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