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Bayou Sauvage Wildfire (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-08-11

Duration: 00:05:29

Subjects: Environment | Wildfires | Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge (New Orleans, La.)


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Dixson, Pon Interviewee
  • Thomas, Bob Interviewee


This segment from the August 11, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the ongoing wildfire at the Bayou Sauvage Urban National Wildlife Refuge in New Orleans. St. Cyr reports that the fire began on July 30th following a lightning strike and has burned 400 acres of land. She interviews Pon Dixson of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and Dr. Bob Thomas, the director of the Center for Environmental Communication at Loyola University in New Orleans.