Without a substantial amount of rainfall in one of the driest times of the year, the list of parishes in northwest Louisiana issuing bans on all outside burning will likely continue to grow.

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You might recall that on Wednesday, July 26, DeSoto Parish joined Vernon Parish in issuing bans of this nature and most everyone began to see the writing on the wall.

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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With conditions this dry and temperatures hitting triple-digits most every day, the idea of burning anything outdoors becomes more and more dangerous and fire marshals and police juries have elected to remove the opportunity for accidental fires by banning any such burning.

Two More Northwest Louisiana Parishes Have Recently Issued Burn Bans

The latest to join this growing list are Caddo and Natchitoches parishes, where any form of outdoor burning is now banned.

Photo by Dawn Young and Rose Rivera
Photo by Dawn Young and Rose Rivera
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Along with these northwest Louisiana parishes, the following counties in east Texas have almost burned all such burning until further notice: Panola, Upshur, Rusk, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine and Shelby counties.

There Is A Louisiana State Website Designed To Keep You Updated On Bans

While the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry website is sometimes a little slow in updating with the newest information, you can monitor a somewhat "up to date" list of the latest parishes to issue burn bans HERE.

Photos of Lake Bistineau Lake Bed on Fire

Gallery Credit: Photos by Dawn Young and Rose Rivera