IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BURN BAN
As of today, Wednesday October 4, 2023, Red River Parish at this time will be issuing a modified parish wide burn ban. This burn ban prohibits outside burning of any sort other than burning in a burn barrel or fire pit. The use of barbeque grills is allowed in this ban. We ask those who choose to burn please have a water source or a way to put the fire out nearby.
This ban shall not apply to prescribed burns by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, by those trained and certified by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, or by those who conduct prescribed burning as “generally accepted agriculture practice” as defined by the Louisiana Right to Farm Law (R.S. 3.3601 et seq).
The Parish of Red River does not need to opt out of the statewide burn ban for bush hogging or cutting of grass as this was never included in the statewide burn ban. This was just one of the many activities discouraged but not banned. These activities should always be done with caution and a spotter used if possible.
Red River Fire Protection District will reevaluate these dry conditions in the upcoming weeks with hopes of lifting the burn ban completely.
If you have any questions, you can contact The Red River Parish Fire District at 318-932-6676.
Fire Chief John Woodfin