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Be careful with fires, fireworks

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Additionally, with a large portion of our state suffering through drought-like conditions, the threat of forest or brush fires exists from the sparks and falling embers from fireworks.

Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Bob Odom has gone so far to urge Louisiana citizens to forego backyard fireworks displays.

“Our forestry fire crews battled a 1,200-acre fire on June 28,” Odom said.

“It’s a dicey situation out there right now; much of the state is well below normal rainfall for this time of year and there is not much relief in sight.

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