Louisiana State Fire Marshal Relaxes Burn Bans for Grilling
While the statewide burn ban remains in effect, the state fire marshal has relaxed some restrictions for outdoor cooking.
According to the fire marshal’s office, resume outdoor cooking with safety measures in place. These measures include using contained cooking equipment like grills and smokers, designed for cooking purposes only, on a flame-resistant surface with a water source or fire extinguisher nearby. The fuel source for this equipment (propane, charcoal, pellets, etc.) is not a factor in its acceptable use. The use of open flames in fire pits, campfires, barrels, bonfires, burn piles, and like open burning is still prohibited.
All those planning on grilling while tailgating this weekend to do so safely. If necessary, fans may seek alternative catering options, including preparing food off-site.
For more information on the statewide burn ban, visit here.