It was early morning in Webster Parish as Sheriff Gary Sexton deputized several men and women from nearby law enforcement agencies to aid and assist in the evacuation efforts.
After getting their marching orders the newly sworn in deputies headed to their post.
Residents left the evacuation zone, and will only be allowed back in with valid proof of residency to care for their pets.
Sheriff Sexton says this is the first step in securing the area.
"The process this morning it's on go. Everything ran smooth and we hopefully will continue to do that throughout the day."
The Webster Parish Sheriff issued a voluntary evacuation of the tiny town while the state police helped to properly store over a millions pounds of smokeless black powder that was discovered improperly stored outside of Explo Systems, the company responsible for October's bunker blast on Camp Minden.
The Sheriff hopes this is the best way to protect his citizens.
"Hopefully the majority of the people of Doyline heeded to our warning, to be safe and evacuate," Sexton says.
The moving of the explosives has effected the work on Camp Minden as well. For safety reasons, three units are holding their weekend drill at other armories.
"Minimal activities that are still going on are in full support of the state police and the activities for the incident," explains Lt. Col. Mike Kazmierzak, Public Affairs for Camp Minden.
Kazmierzak says they have security patrolman posted thoughout the base.
"They're at checkpoints making sure that people don't accidentally wander into the wrong areas and just to maintain safety."
And for the residents that stayed behind during the operations, the Sheriff wants them to stay put.
"We strongly enourage them to stay in their homes and not to wander around town," Sexton says.
Operations related to relocating the explosives stopped Saturday evening at dark, but will resume first thing Sunday morning.