Statewide burn ban extended and remains in place

BATON ROUGE — A statewide burn ban remains in place after it was extended on Aug. 25 by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Just because there has been some rain for some areas does not mean the burn ban has been lifted.

The re-issued ban comes after the first statewide burn ban that went into effect at 5pm on Monday, Aug. 7th.

The burn ban prohibits all private burning. This order shall remain in effect until rescinded.

This updated burn ban order coincides with a separate burn ban order issued by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry prohibiting all agricultural burning including but not limited to prescribed burning.

The already extremely dry conditions statewide, and the concern over first responder safety in these dangerously high temperatures, have worsened as wildfires spread across Louisiana and significant rain relief remains elusive in weather forecasts.

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Violation of this burn ban order could result in civil and/or criminal penalties.

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