The Louisiana State Police is investigating the cause of a natural gas pipeline rupture and fire that occurred early Wednesday in southern Vermilion Parish, Troop I spokesman Trooper Stephen Hammons said.
Firefighters received a call just after 4 a.m. reporting a fire off La. 333 in the far southern part of the parish near Vermilion Bay, Hammons said.
When crews arrived, they found a gas pipeline had ruptured, which led to a fire igniting, Hammons said.
The pipeline was shut off at 6:30 a.m. and the fire burned out around the same time, Hammons said.
Residents living in one home were evacuated but no injuries were reported, Hammons said.
La. 333 at La. 82 was closed while firefighters were putting out the fire but the road has been reopened, Hammons said.
The cause of the fire and pipeline rupture are under investigation.