Parish burn ban in effect

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).

Brian Williams, director of Webster Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, as well as City of Minden Fire Chief, says the ban is in effect immediately.

Webster Parish Police Jury and Webster Parish Fire Chiefs Association agreed by proclamation that a very definite threat exists to life and property.

“This request is due to the lack of adequate rainfall the parish has received lately and also the extreme temperatures with excessive heat warnings from the National Weather Service,” Williams said. “This ban does not apply to prescribed burns by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.”

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