While most of the Arklatex was finalizing their plans for Santa's return on Christmas Eve, South Bossier Fire District #2 firefighters were once again called to the lake bed of Lake Bistineau to put out a blaze on the western side of the lake just north of the Crane Lake area.

After the devastation the lake bed received before in 2010 and 2014, one would think we wouldn't have to go through this again, but that wasn't the case.

Firefighters were ultimately able to get this one under control, but in the wake of the blaze, the South Bossier Fire District #2 along with the Webster Parish Police Jury, the Office of Homeland Security, Bossier Parish and Bienville Parish have declared an immediate burn ban for all burning in the Lake Bistineau lake bed.

This includes all camp fires, trash fires and any other type of open burning in the entirety of the Bistineau lake bed.

The ban is necessary as the dried vegetation in the lake bed is highly flammable as previously demonstrated.

This ban will continue until further notice.

Webster Parish Police Jury does indicate that those living around Lake Bistineau should use extreme caution while burning and never leave a fire unattended, but this ONLY applies to areas OUTSIDE the lake bed as NO BURNING will be allowed in the lake bed.

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