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Highlights of Burn Ban Currently In Effect

The statewide burn ban coincides with Governor John Bel Edwards’ “Stay At Home” order. So with this announcement of that order extending through the end of April, the burn ban extends through the end of April with it.

Here are the highlights:

🔥The burn ban is NOT for dry conditions
😷The burn ban is to keep smoke out of the air to prevent respiratory issues, from COVID-19 or otherwise, from worsening
🚒The burn ban is to try to reduce the number of emergency calls for first responders to limit their unnecessary interaction with each other and the public
❌The burn ban does NOT allow using a fire pit, barrel or other containment method to burn rubbish for long periods of time
🥩🍗You ARE ALLOWED to use barbecue grills, fire pits and small campfires for BRIEF, RECREATIONAL purposes

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