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Franklin Fire Chief Lifts Burn Ban

by KQKInews
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On Tuesday, November 21, 2023, Franklin Fire Chief Chuck Bourgeois has decided to follow suit with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal and rescind the Burn Ban within the jurisdictional limits of the Franklin Fire Department effective at 7:00 pm. Franklin Assistant Fire Chief Justin Martin explained to KQKI News Tuesday evening that parishes and local fire departments can enact and enforce localized burn bans, although the State Fire Marshal has lifted the statewide burn ban.

Bourgeois reminded residents of the City of Franklin that there are ordinances in place banning burning of waste within the Limits of the City of Franklin, including the following:

Franklin Ordinance Sec. 34-37. -Open burning. 

It shall be unlawful for any person to dispose of solid waste upon any public or private premises within the city by open burning, except as may be specifically permitted by state laws. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the production operations of field crops.” 

For all Residents with in Franklin Fire Jurisdiction, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality advises: 

The following Items are NOT allowed to be burned under any circumstances: 

  • Plastics and other synthetic materials
  • Tires and other rubber products
  • Paints, household and agricultural chemicals
  • Asphalt shingles, heavy oils, wire
  • Newspaper, cardboard  and other paper products
  • Buildings and mobile homes

Bourgeois also reminded all residents to keep fire safety in mind at all times when burning, 

  • 1. Keep piles small and manageable
  • 2. Do not burn near structures
  • 3. Keep water source near-by and ready for use
  • 4. Do NOT leave anything unattended while it is burning

Bourgeois thanked the public for their patience and cooperation. 


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