Louisiana's statewide burn ban has officially been lifted by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office.

The burn ban was initially issued on August 7th and then modified as recently as September 29th. However, as of 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, it was officially rescinded.

The decision was made following consultation among the State Fire Marshal's Office, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service.

Officials are also reminding residents that the only legal items that can be burned in Louisiana are vegetation and ordinary yard waste like leaves, tree branches, and grass clippings.

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal, Facebook
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal, Facebook

According to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the following items are NOT allowed to be burned:

  • Plastic and other synthetic materials
  • Tires and other rubber products
  • Paints, household and agricultural chemicals
  • Asphalt shingles, heavy oils, wire
  • Newspaper, cardboard and other paper products
  • Buildings and mobile homes

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