Extreme temperatures and dry conditions have led several northeast Louisiana parishes to issue burn bans.
At least nine parishes had such bans in place as of Monday. Those include: Caldwell, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Union, and West Carroll.
The notices are temporary bans on the open-air burning of any trash, leaves, tree limbs, or debris.
Those who violate the ban are subject to monetary fines and possible jail time. In Ouachita Parish, the penalty is a fine of up to $500 and up to 30 days in jail.