Webster Parish puts burn ban in place

The Webster Parish Fire Chiefs Association has requested a burn ban for all of Webster Parish to prohibit all outdoor burning and open fires (including fire pits). 

“This request is due to the lack of adequate rainfall the parish has received lately, placing it in an extreme drought condition,” said Webster Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness director Brian Williams. “This ban does not apply to prescribed burns by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.”

Webster Parish Police Jury president Jim Bonsall issued a Declaration of Emergency effective immediately.

 The ban will remain in force until the Webster Parish Fire Chiefs Association determines that the weather conditions are safe enough to cancel the burn ban.

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