LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Livingston Parish has implemented a parish wide burn ban effective immediately, and will last until further notice.
Officials from the Livingston Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness issued the ban and say that means absolutely no burns until the ban is lifted, including controlled burns.
According to Mark Harrell, Director of Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, fire chiefs throughout the parish were consulted before the ban was implemented.
This comes just hours after a large grass fire in Albany, LA destroyed a house and a shed. The fire started around 1 p.m. in the 29200 block of Earl Jones Road. The cross roads include Pea Street and Wade Russell Road.
Firemen are working to get the fires under control, but high shifting winds are posing further threats. At least 30 acres are affected by the fires in Livingston Parish.
There are four Fire Districts and multiple units from each district currently fighting the Albany fire.