As of Monday afternoon, only Red River and Lincoln parishes still had burn bans in effect.
BATON ROUGE, LA (KSLA) -
Burn bans ordered in 32 parishes including all of Northwest Louisiana have been lifted.
The Louisiana State Fire Marshal and the Department of Forestry issued the burn ban on September 17 due extremely dry conditions and the increased risk of fire for the following parishes:
Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, DeSoto, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, LaSalle, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Union, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll, Winn.
Effective October 1, 2013 at 9:00 am, outdoor burning in these parishes will be allowed. The burning will be subject to any and all state, local government or fire department regulations or laws.
The public is urged to use caution in any involving activities outdoor burning.
While the statewide order has been lifted, individual parishes may still maintain burn bans already in effect, and order new ones if deemed necessary. Currently, burn ban remain in effect in Red River and Lincoln parishes in Northwest Louisiana.