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The dry weather over the past month has prompted burn bans in many local parishes.

Burn Bans are in effect in these parishes:

  • Caldwell
  • West Carroll
  • Union
  • Franklin
  • LaSalle
  • Lincoln

Under the bans, burning is against the law and you can be subjected to fines and jail time.

Area Parishes Issue Burn Bans

Aug 10, 2015

Extreme temperatures and dry conditions have led several northeast Louisiana parishes to issue burn bans.

At least nine parishes had such bans in place as of Monday.  Those include: Caldwell, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Union, and West Carroll.

The notices are temporary bans on the open-air burning of any trash, leaves, tree limbs, or debris.

Those who violate the ban are subject to monetary fines and possible jail time.  In Ouachita Parish, the penalty is a fine of up to $500 and up to 30 days in jail.