State Fire Marshal issues update to multi-parish burn ban

Local News

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – An update to the multi-parish burn ban has been issued by the State Fire Marshal (SFM) and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain.

SFM said the cease and desist order for private burning has been lifted in the following parishes: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

The order remains for the following parishes: Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Terrebonne.

State Fire Marshal officials said the order went into effect at 5 p.m. on Sept. 10.

In parishes where the burn ban has been lifted, State Fire Marshal officials remind individuals that the following items are allowed to be burned: Vegetation and ordinary yard waste items like leaves, tree branches, grass clippings, etc.

Per the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, items that aren’t permitted to be burned include:

  • Plastic 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

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest BRProud Articles

More Local News

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.

Trending Stories