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Burn ban issued for all of Louisiana

Burn ban issued for all of Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Due to the extremely dry conditions in the state, State Fire Marshal H. Butch Browning and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain have issued a burn ban for all of Louisiana.

The vast majority of the state is in extreme drought. In a news release Thursday, Browning and Strain said a cease and desist order is in effect for all private burning. They said private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or government.

The order was effective as of 6 a.m. Friday and shall remain in effect until lifted.

The statewide burn ban is in response to extreme dry conditions, abnormal emergency responses, and adverse future weather predictions.

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