Monday afternoon a burn ban was issued for Red River Parish. Fire Chief Shane Felts issued the ban on all outdoor burning until further notice.
Hot and dry weather conditions continue across northwest Louisiana. The National Weather Service said expect heat indices in the 100-105 range. They predict a slight chance of showers south of I-20 in Texas tomorrow, otherwise the chance of rain is very slim.
The Weather Service noted on Monday morning that burn bans are now in place across an increasing number of counties and parishes across the area. With continued hot temperatures in the 90’s for the next several days, and very limited rainfall, expect additional counties and parishes to likely be added to this map in the coming week. And Monday afternoon Red River was added to those parishes with burn bans in effect.