Due to the extremely dry conditions within the state, Louisiana State Fire Marshal, H. Butch Browning and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain have ordered a prohibition against all private, outdoor burning in all but four of the state’s 64 parishes.
The order went into effect Saturday and shall remain indefinitely. Violation of the order could result in criminal or civil penalties.
The ban does not include the following parishes: Bossier, Iberville, St. Landry and St. Mary.
It also does not apply to prescribed burns by the agriculture department, by those trained and certified by the department or by those who conduct prescribed burning as a “generally accepted agriculture practice.”