HAMMOND, La. (WGNO) — The Hammond Fire Department is on the scene of what is reportedly a large debris fire near the Chappapella Sports Complex on Hipark Boulevard on Thursday, Aug. 31.

While firefighters are working to extinguish the flames, officials are reminding residents to adhere to the statewide burn ban.

Officials say conditions are still dry and winds can carry embers through the air sparking other dry areas.

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