Burn ban for Calcasieu Parish lifted

Burn ban for Calcasieu Parish lifted
Nearly all parishes now under a burn ban until further notice

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal has lifted the burn ban for Calcasieu Parish.

The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon.

The burn ban issued for parts of Louisiana is still in place, with the exception of Calcasieu, Bossier, Iberville, St. Landry and St. Mary parishes.

This from H. Butch Browning, Louisiana State Fire Marshall, who explained in a news release on Saturday that the ban was necessary due to extremely dry conditions within the state.

The burn ban prohibits all private burning, with the only exception being permission by the local fire department or local government.

The ban, which went into effect on Saturday Nov. 5, will be in effect until further notice.

Browning said the burn ban does not apply to prescribed burns by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, by those trained by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, or by those who conduct prescribed burning as a "generally acceptable agriculture practice" as defined by the Louisiana Right To Farm Law.

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