Oct 28, 2010 2:23 PM by Melissa Canone

Burn Ban in Calcasieu Parish Extended

Notice of Outdoor Burning Restrictions Extended due to Existing Drought Conditions

October 28, 2010 - The Calcasieu Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security has extended the outdoor burn ban for an additional 30 days.

Current drought conditions potentially threaten the health and safety of Calcasieu Parish citizens. Officials experienced in these matters along with predictions from the National Weather Service have determined there is not sufficient precipitation to minimize the effects and problems created by these dangerous drought conditions.

Parish Fire Departments are empowered to extinguish all fires in direct violation of this notice. Police Jury President, Kevin Guidry, ordered the outdoor burn ban in accordance with the Louisiana Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act and the Code of Ordinances of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.

For more information contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security at 721-3800.



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