Smoke seen rising from the Mississippi river

NEW ORLEANS — Heavy smoke could be seen rising from the Mississippi river this afternoon.

the Jefferson Parish Fire Department responding to a vessel fire just before noon Sunday. Plumes of smoke could be seen from miles away near the Huey P. Long Bridge at River Road.

No word what type of vessel is involved or if there are any injuries.

We’ll be sure and keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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