Much of South Louisiana Under ‘Fire Watch’ and Here’s Why
This is a pretty serious situation for most of us in Acadiana and South Louisiana.
Late Wednesday afternoon, most of South Louisiana was put under a "fire watch" as conditions in the area are suitable for fire outbreaks.
I can't ever recall being part of such a watch, but the watch has been issued by the National Weather Service.
Having never been introduced to such a watch, I asked a fire chief what this meant and he told me that a "fire watch" is issued when conditions in a defined area are suitable for many large fires.
Well, it is very dry across much of South Louisiana and the winds here will be picking up in the hours ahead.
With that, the humidity levels will be dropping across the region as another cold front pushes through on Thursday night.
All of these ingredients in the deep south would allow any small fire to spread rapidly and become a blazing inferno, thus that is why you should NOT be burning anything at this time.
The Fire official that I spoke to said that you should call your local fire department immediately if you see anyone burning something within the next day.
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Here's the alert that many of us got on our phone later Wednesday afternoon in regards to this "Fire Watch" in the area.