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. There is a slight chance of rain in the parish this weekend, however it probably will not be enough to change the burn ban status.
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.