Gov. Edwards Issues Executive Order Suspending All Prescribed Burns
BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an executive order suspending all prescribed burns in Louisiana including those used for forest, agricultural and coastal land management as the state continues to battle hundreds of fires throughout Louisiana due to the extreme drought. The executive order is effective immediately and is in addition to the current burn ban. Everyone should note there is no exception to the burn ban for any reason. It remains in place until further notice. As of August 24, there have been more than 440 fires that have either damaged or destroyed more than 30,000 acres of land including the wildfires in Beauregard Parish.
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