Jackson Parish Fire Chief’s Association President, Phillip Brown, has declared a Burn Ban in effect for Jackson Parish beginning October 10th and staying in effect until notification of ban being cancelled. In a press release issued on October 8th, Brown, who is the Quitman Fire District Chief declared the ban which prohibits all outdoor burning.
The ban does not apply to prescribed burns by the Louisiana Deptartment of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF), by those trained and certified by the LDAF, or by those who conduct prescribed burning as a “generally accepted agricultural practice” as defined by the Louisiana Right to Farm Law.
As result of the Burn Ban, Jonesboro Fire Chief Brandon Brown also states that all scheduled Beautification of Jonesboro Project burns will be suspended until further notice.
Violation of this Burn Ban may result in a $500.00 fine and/or 6 months in jail.
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