Livingston Parish lifts burn ban as drought conditions expected to improve

LIVINGSTON — A parish-wide burn ban is being being lifted in Livingston. Parish president Layton Ricks announced Monday.

The burn ban is set to be lifted at 10 a.m. Monday, November 27.

The burn ban was lifted a month after it was reinstated. The previous burn ban was only lifted 10 days after a summer burn ban was issued by the state fire marshal. The nearly statewide burn ban came as Louisiana saw one of the hottest summers on record, exacerbated by extreme drought conditions.

Livingston, Baton Rouge and surrounding areas are currently under “exceptional drought” conditions, though with recent rain across the area and more rain in the forecast, those conditions are expected to improve.

It was a busy summer for Livingston Parish firefighters. There were multiple wildfires throughout the parish. Officials say with many residents preparing hunting leases, uncontrolled burns are a concern as drought conditions worsen.

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