Louisiana – Louisiana fire officials have issued a clarification regarding barbecue grills, fire pits, and campfires during a burn ban.
The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LASFM) indicated that fire service leaders have informed them that some property owners are misunderstanding a portion of the existing statewide burn ban.
The mention of allowed use of barbecue grills, fire pits, and small campfires for brief, attended recreational purposes is in reference to cooking purposes only. Residents should not be burning trash or debris in barbecue grills or fire pits, especially for an extended period of time and/or unattended.
Louisiana is facing a serious drought and fire danger right now. LASFM and other officials are pleading with all Louisianans to stop all burning until conditions become less threatening. This includes those who do have permits and permissions to burn.
They are asking that people, even those with permits, should choose not to burn right now in consideration of their neighbors, communities, and first responders.