Posted: Sep 17, 2013 4:56 PM
Due to the extremely dry conditions in certain parishes within the state, a cease-and-desist order has been issued for all private burning in the following parishes:
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, Winn.
The ban will take effect Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
This ban shall not apply to prescribed burns by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, by those trained and certified by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, or by those who conduct prescribed burning as a "generally accepted agriculture practice" as defined by the Louisiana Right to Farm Law
(R.S. 3:3601 et seq.).
Violation of this order could result in criminal and/or civil penalties.