The LDAF burn ban prohibiting all agricultural burning, including but not limited to prescribed burning, is still in effect.
This order shall remain in effect until rescinded.
The LDAF will be meeting with the National Weather Service and the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (SFM) weekly to reevaluate.
The same applies to the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal‘s burn ban. An active burn ban order that prohibits ALL private burning, with no limitations, remains in effect. Per their update on Sept. 6, Louisiana residents can resume outdoor cooking with safety measures in place. These measures include using contained cooking equipment like grills and smokers, designed for cooking purposes only, on a flame-resistant surface with a water source or fire extinguisher nearby. The fuel source for this equipment (propane, charcoal, pellets, etc.) is not a factor in its acceptable use. The use of open flames in fire pits, campfires, barrels, bonfires, burn piles, and like open burning is still prohibited. The use of open flames in fire pits, campfires, barrels, bonfires, burn piles, and like-open burning is included in the burn ban.