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Ouachita Parish discourages burning

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Ouachita Parish Fire Department urges citizens not to burn due to the extremely dry conditions found throughout Ouachita Parish.

The current Fire Danger Rating is "Very High," which means fires start easily from all causes and immediately after ignition, spread rapidly, and increase quickly in intensity.

Spot fires are a constant danger.  Fires burning in light fuels may quickly develop high-intensity characteristics.

Weather conditions will be closely monitored and if necessary, a local burn ban will be recommended.

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