Louisiana State Fire Marshall Issues Statewide Burn Advisory
The office of the Louisiana State Fire Marshall has issued a statewide burn advisory. The advisory was prompted by dry vegetation, and windy conditions around the Bayou State. Officials stopped short of a burn ban, but encourage residents to avoid burning trash & other debris until the state sees significant rainfall. KATC reports Fire Marshall H "Butch" Browning said, "Our state has experienced an excessive number of out of control brush fires directly related to the intentional burning of trash and debris."
He added that any burning that results damage to property or risk to humans will bring criminal charges.