Burn Ban & Wildfire Information

Current burn bans in Iberia Parish

-There are no burn bans in the Village of Loreauville or the surrounding Iberia Parish-

Louisiana Burn Ban Map

Below is a state-wide map of Louisiana and current burn bans. This map is controlled by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and may not be up-to-date. Please consult your local fire department or parish/city hall for the most up-to-date information in your specific area. 

Wildfire Map

This map is provided by the Fire Weather and Avalanche Center. LVFD is not responsible for the updates or information on this map. It is offered to the public simply as a source of information. You can visit their website at https://www.fireweatheravalanche.org/ .

November 16, 2023

As of November 16, 2023 @ 07:00 Iberia Parish, including the municipal limits of Loreauville, has opted out of the statewide burn ban.

While this update allows for controlled burning, it's important to emphasize safe practices. Please keep in mind that the burning of materials such as tires, mattresses, furniture, plastics, insulation, wire, metal, chemicals, oil, or any unnatural/synthetic materials remains strictly prohibited. Disposal of these items should be done through appropriate waste collection services.

For residents within the Village Limits of Loreauville, there are specific guidelines for recreational fires. Between sunrise and one hour before sunset, fires must not exceed an 8' diameter, be no more than 4' tall, and must maintain a distance of 10' from any property line and 50' from any structure. If closer than 50' to a structure, a suitable non-combustible container must be utilized. After dark, fires can be no larger than 4' in diameter and 4' in height.

September 29, 2023

As of August 25, 2023 until rescinded, The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has issued an updated  Burn Ban. The updated points are listed below and you can reference their social media post for more information and you can visit the appropriate websites for more information.

As of now, September 27, 2023, the Loreauville Volunteer Fire Department remains in the stance of prohibiting burning within the Village limits of Loreauville. LVFD will not issue permission to burn on a case-by-case basis. This is in conjunction with the current stance of Iberia Parish and will be reevaluated as needed.

Updated Items:

• Provides for individual parishes to opt out of the statewide burn ban

• Provides for fire chiefs to resume granting burn permissions

• Provides for certain live fire training to resume with written permission from the SFM

This modified order goes into effect Friday, September 29, 2023, at 5 p.m.

The release by Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry allows for agricultural burns, including prescribed burns, to resume EXCEPT for standing sugar cane. Cane that is lying on the ground after being cut or the by-products of harvesting cane is allowed to be burned.

LSFMO Press Release here and below to the left.

LDAF Press Release here and below to the right.

August 25, 2023

As of August 25, 2023 until rescinded, The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has issued an updated  Burn Ban. There are no longer any allowed exemptions or permissions for private burning. Initially, the ban allowed local governments and departments to issue case-by-case exemptions. This applies to The Village of Loreauville as well as the entirety of Iberia Parish and any municipalities within the parish. You can view the official release below on the update below and the initial release following.

As of August 24, 2023 Iberia Parish is under a red flag warning. A Red Flag Warning means warm temperatures, very low humidities, and stronger winds are expected to combine to produce an increased risk of fire danger. You can find out more about this waring by clicking here

August 7, 2023

The Office of State Fire Marshall has issued a state-wide burn ban effective August 7, 2023 until rescinded.  Private burning inside the Village Limits of Loreauville will not be allowed for the duration of this order. Official communication from the Office of State Fire Marshall is below.