Effective today at 8:00 AM, State Fire Marshal Butch Browning and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain lifted the cease and desist order on private burning that was issued June 1, 2011. The burn ban was issued in response to extreme dry conditions within the state and a wildland fire danger.
Parish President Natalie Robottom along with both the State Fire Marshal and the Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry wish to thank the public for their adherence to the burn ban as it has led to a decrease in wildfire occurrence. “I would like to give a special thank you to our local fire departments for their heroic work in protecting the lives and property in St. John the Baptist Parish,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.
Citizens are advised to proceed with caution in conducting outdoor burning including not leaving fires unattended and keeping a 100 foot area clear from vegetation, buildings and wooded areas.