State lifts outdoor burning ban in 32 parishes
BATON ROUGE - State officials have lifted an order that banned outdoor burning in 32 parishes because of dry conditions.
State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, in a statement, said the Sept. 17 order banning outdoor burning is lifted as of Tuesday at 9 a.m.
The parishes affected: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, DeSoto, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, LaSalle, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Union, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll and Winn.
Both Strain and Browning urged the public to use caution in activities involving outdoor burning, which is subject to any and all state, local government or fire department regulations or laws.