Burn ban now statewide

Due to extremely dry conditions, State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain have issued a statewide cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to their authority under R.S. 40:1602. 

Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or local government.

This order shall not apply to prescribed burns by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, by those trained and certified by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, or by those who conduct prescribed burning as a “generally accepted agriculture practice” as defined by the Louisiana Right to Farm Law.

This order is effective at 8 a.m., February 25 and shall remain in effect until rescinded.


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