Louisiana under burn ban ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

Louisiana under burn ban ahead of Tropical Storm Barry
State officials have issued a statewide burn ban ahead of Tropical Storm Barry.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - State officials have issued a statewide burn ban ahead of Tropical Storm Barry.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the ban is “to assist in preventing potential fire-related dangers during this state of emergency.”

Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning, along with Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, issued the cease and desist order for all private burning. Private burning will only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or local government.

The ban does not apply to prescribed burns by state agencies.

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