BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — LSU is asking fans who plan on cooking during tailgating this weekend’s home game to do so safely.
LSU Athletics cited Louisiana Fire Marshals in an updated news release, who said people can do outdoor cooking with safety measures in place. According to state fire officials, this means using contained cooking equipment like grills and smokers on a flame-resistant surface with a water source or fire extinguisher nearby.
“The fuel source for this equipment (propane, charcoal, pellets, etc.) is not a factor in its acceptable use. The use of open flames in fire pits, campfires, barrels, bonfires, burn piles, and like open burning is still prohibited,” fire marshals said.
University officials also suggested that tailgaters find alternative catering options in order to stay in accordance with the statewide burn ban. LSU Athletics has a list of local grocery and catering partners Tiger fans can cater from.
The Tigers are set to play against Grambling State Saturday, Sept. 9 at Tiger Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recently asked that outdoor cooking be put on pause to follow the burn ban. Gov. John Bel Edwards previously said there will be no exception to the statewide burn ban.
The burn ban remains in place as of Wednesday, Sept. 6.