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SFM: Statewide burn ban lifted effective immediately

State Fire Marshal
Posted at 5:42 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 11:01:00-04

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office has lifted the burn ban issued on March 25, 2020, effective immediately.

State officials are asking residents to please remain aware of their surroundings and compliant with any local restrictions on open burning.

"Thank you to everyone who cooperated in order to be considerate of your neighbors who are spending more time at home due to #COVID19!" officials said.

The burn ban was effective on March 25 to "assist in preventing potential fire-related dangers that could result in unnecessary fire service response as well as diminish airborne irritants caused by burning.”

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office reminds citizens to still adhere to any local restrictions and to DEQ's guidelines on acceptable burning materials.

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