Parish Under a Burn Ban

A Burn Ban for DeSoto Parish is now in effect as of June 30th, 2022.  It was issued by the President of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury, Ernel Jones.

A state of emergency was declared that bans all outdoor burning in the parish.  The declaration said the parish had not received adequate rainfall and that increases the danger of fire.

Parish Administrator Michael Norton said, “The burn ban does not apply to the use of fireworks.  However, if you do utilize fireworks this holiday weekend, make sure you do so with caution with the understanding we are under a burn ban.  Please take precautions as to have access to a water hose or a small container of water to extinguish any fires that may result due to the use of fireworks.”

See the full proclamation below.


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