A statewide burn ban went into effect at 5 p.m. Monday, August 7, according to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Officials said the burn ban applies to all “private” burning unless it is approved by a local fire department or government.
The burn ban does not impact the use of barbeque grills, fire pits, and small campfires for brief, recreational purposes. Those kinds of fires are allowed.
The burn ban is in response to concerning dry conditions throughout the state