Burn Ban in Central

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There has been a burn ban issued for the entire Central fire district. The ban, issued by Fire Chief Bill Porche, is due to the lack of rain and summer heat that have caused very dry conditions in the area, making it dangerous to start outdoor fires. Even when a burn ban is not in effect, there are several guidelines concerning outdoor burning in East Baton Rouge. Not following these guidelines is illegal and can result in fines. For a list of these burning rules, visit the Central Fire Department Website. However, no outdoor burning at all will be peritted until the current ban is lifted.