BATON ROUGE (WGNO) — Nearly three weeks following Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal has permitted private burning to continue in eight Lousiana parishes.
On Friday, Fire Marshal Butch Browning, in collaboration with Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, updated the state’s current burn ban.
Private burning may continue for the following parishes:
- St. Helena
- St. James
- St. Tammany
The modified restrictions are effective as of 8:00 Friday morning and will remain in place until further notice from the state.
The previous ban was instated on September 2 for more than 20 parishes across Louisiana. The ban was an effort to prevent fires in communities that were without water after the hurricane.
Burn restrictions remain in effect for the following parishes:
- St. Bernard
- St. Charles
- St. John the Baptist
Private burning is only allowed in these parishes if approved by the local government or fire department. The ban does not include prescribed burns by the LDAF, which could include burning for agricultural reasons.
In the wake of disaster restoration, the state also reminds residents that some materials should not be burned. Such items include:
- Plastic and other synthetic materials
- Tires and other rubber products
- Paints, household and agricultural chemicals
- Asphalt shingles, heavy oils, wire
- Newspaper, cardboard and other paper products
- Buildings and mobile homes
Burnable materials allowed are vegetation and ordinary yard waste like tree limbs, leaves, and grass clippings.