The statewide burn ban issued by the State Fire Marshall following Hurricane Laura has been lifted. Only two parishes, Cameron and Calcasieu, remain under a burn ban.
Locally, Fire Chief Shane Felts had exempted Red River Parish from the statewide ban because it was not necessary here. Felts said that adequate fire protection and adequate water to fight fires was available in the parish, so the original ban did not apply.
The newest order from the State Fire Marshal specifically names Red River among parishes in which the prior order is lifted.