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Man arrested for neglecting burn ban after fire started in Washington Parish


By Amanda Valdin

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    WASHINGTON PARISH, Louisiana (WDSU) — Washington Parish officials say a man has been arrested for starting a fire during a statewide burn ban.

According to officials, the fire burned nearly 200 acres and destroyed several properties and structures.

Thirty-four-year-old Kenneth Beaubouef was charged with fire raising, criminal negligence burn ban.

He admits to starting the fire at a campsite and tending to it late at night.

However, he also admitted to leaving the fire unattended the next morning.

This comes as a state-wide burn ban is in effect until further notice.

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