The Scott Fire Department quickly extinguished two fires Thursday caused by illegal trash fires. In late September, the Louisiana Fire Marshal allowed parishes to opt out of the statewide ban, but Lafayette Parish did not.
There have been countless reports recently of forest fires across the country including here in Louisiana. Not only do Louisiana residents need to take necessary precautions in this extreme heat warning but now the majority of the state is under a Red Flag Warning. Here is everything you need to know about the current Red Flag Warning and what it means for Acadiana.