Posted: Sep 30, 2010 3:52 PM
The Cameron Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security has issued an outdoor burn ban today Thursday September 30, 2010.
Police Jury Vice President, Thomas McDaniel, ordered the outdoor burn ban in accordance with the Louisiana Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act of 1993.
Officials say current drought conditions potentially threaten the health and safety of the citizens of Cameron Parish. It has been determined there is not sufficient precipitation to minimize the effects and problems created by dangerous drought conditions.
Parish Fire Departments and the Cameron Sheriff Department have been empowered to extinguish all fires in direct violation of this notice.
Any one that is planning an agriculture burn is ask to call their area fire chief, Cameron Sheriff Office or Cameron OEP to report the day that they plan on doing the burn.
Restrictions have been placed on any outdoor burning activities for a period not to exceed 30 days.
For more information, you can contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security at 337-775-7048.