St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Cease and Desist on Outdoor Burning

Cease and Desist on Outdoor Burning

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Due to the extremely dry conditions throughout the state, the State Fire Marshal, Butch Browning and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, has issued a cease and desist order for all private burning, effective today until further notice. 

“The current weather conditions have greatly increased the threat of a fire. I advise all to comply with the order that has been issued as private burning may create hazards for all residents,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom. Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department.  This order is effective as of today and shall remain in effect until rescinded.

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 a “generally accepted agriculture practice” as defined by the Louisiana Right to Farm Law (R.S. 3:3601 et seq).

 

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