The State Fire Marshal blames operator error for an accident that injured a four-year-old boy last week at the State Fair of Louisiana. Butch Browning held a news conference in Shreveport earlier today to release details of his office's investigation into the accident.
In the aftermath of weekend rains, some area residents have decided that it's OK to resume outdoor burning. But State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says it's not -- and the burn ban that he and Ag Commissioner Mike Strain issued last month remains in effect.
When State Fire Marshal Butch Browning issued the statewide burn ban a couple of weeks ago, he left some matters up to local jurisdictions. And, today, the Caddo Fire Chiefs' Association made the decision.