Burning Trash In Backyard Sparks Brush Fire
4/18/2017 08:20:00 AM
Bartow, Fla. (April 17,
2017) — Two sheds
were destroyed and a manufactured home in Alturas was damaged after a trash
fire. Polk County Fire Rescue was dispatched to 1152 Marty Lane, Bartow, just
before 3 p.m.
The homeowner told
firefighters he forgot about the county’s burn ban and was burning garbage. The
grass around where he was burning caught fire and continued to the structures.
Firefighters saved the home’s
structure, but it’s no longer livable.
The Florida Forest Service
was called to investigate.
Polk County remains under a
burn ban. Any person who refuses to comply or violates this burn ban shall be
in violation of County Ordinance 08-015, and can be punished by a fine not to
exceed $500 or by imprisonment by a term not to exceed 60 days in the county
jail or both.