The burn ban in Bossier Parish has been lifted just in time for bonfire weather. After a couple of days of rainy weather, the almost month-long ban was canceled. Opening up a world of possibilities for fall activities.

Parish Police Jury President Doug Rimmer signed a document officially lifting the ban Monday. The burn ban was put in to effect on September 14th, due to excessively dry weather and unseasonable warmth.

Ian Snellgrove, director of the Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, was quoted as saying, fire chiefs in the parish had cleared lifting the ban following recent rain events. Individuals are still reminded to use good judgement and caution when burning outside.

Snellgrove said although the burn ban had been lifted for the parish, a prohibition against burning on or near the exposed lake bed of Lake Bistineau remains in effect.