LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) -The DeRidder Fire Department is now issuing permits for open burning of natural vegetation, effective immediately.
Due to the amount of debris in the city, burn piles need to be inspected by fire personnel prior to burning.
Burning without a permit and inspection is illegal, and the individual may face fines.
For more information, residents can call the DeRidder fire department at 337-462-8929.