UPDATE: Statewide Burn Ban REMAINS IN EFFECT across the State
Thursday September 07, 2023 09:15 am - 327 Views - Posted By Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
The Office of Louisiana State Fire Marshal has announced that the burn ban re-issued on August 25 is still in effect after consulting with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) and the National Weather Service (NWS).
As a reminder, the active burn ban order in effect as of August 25, 2023, at 12 p.m., prohibits ALLprivate burning, with no limitations, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1602. This burn ban order coincides with a separate burn ban order issued by LDAF prohibiting all agricultural burning including but not limited to prescribed burning.
However, Louisiana residents canresume outdoor cooking with safety measures in place. These measures include using contained cooking equipment like grills and smokers, designed for cooking purposes only, on a flame-resistant surface with a water source or fire extinguisher nearby. The fuel source for this equipment (propane, charcoal, pellets, etc.) is not a factor in its acceptable use.
The use of open flames in fire pits, campfires, barrels, bonfires, burn piles, and open burning is still prohibited.
The status of this burn ban order will be reconsidered on a weekly basis.