Red River Parish is now under a burn ban. Shortly after 9:00 am this morning The Journal was notified of the ban by the fire department. The statement from Fire Chief Shane Felts said that no outdoor burning of any kind would be permitted in the parish until further notice.
This afternoon Caddo Parish was added to the list of parishes and counties with a burn ban in effect. That happened shortly after the map accompanying this article was updated by the weather service.
There has been very little rain in recent days and the “Fire Danger” signs have been set on “extreme” as a reminder of the danger of wildfires. And not much is in the forecast for the next few days.