Caddo Parish Fire District #3

GREENWOOD, La. - Several counties and parishes around the ArkLaTex are under a burn ban.

The of the region is under a moderate to severe drought, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

However, Caddo Parish is not included.

Just four of the seven fire parish districts are under a burn ban.

They are districts three, four, five and six.

Ernest Mitchell, the chief of district three, said his area of the parish went under a burn ban last week.

Mitchell said the dry and windy conditions make it too dangerous for fires.

During the ban, no outdoor burning is allowed.

KTBS asked Mitchell why the whole parish wasn't under a ban.

"We'll they're each their own governmental authority and so, nobody can mandate any fire district impose, or not impose a fire district. Now, the fire marshal and the state fire marshal can impose a statewide burn ban, which is done on numerous occasions, but that still allows each governing authority, i.e., fire district to agree with that burn ban or not," Mitchell said.

RELATED ARTICLE: Burn bans expanding across the ArkLaTex

Those that are unsure if a certain area is under a ban, call the area's fire department.

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