A statewide burn ban is in effect for all private burning. Private burning shall only be allowed by the local fire department or local government. The burn ban shall not apply to prescribed burns by those trained and certified by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry for agriculture related issues as defined by the Louisiana Right to Farm Law.
"High winds often precede major storms which increase the possibility of fires spreading. That is why the state fire marshal and I take this precautionary measure" said Mike Strain, Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry.