Yard Debris Fire Spreads To Four Acres

Authorities say people burning debris in their yard lost control of the fire over the weekend sparking a four acre blaze in Hyde County.

The fire burned land near Wysocking Wildlife Reserve. The fire didn't burn any federal land.

It took about three hours Saturday to get the fire contained and firefighters were on the scene Sunday to make sure that it was completely out.

Authorities say those responsible are not being charged but were given a warning.

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  • by Just me on Aug 15, 2011 at 03:11 AM
    How much sense does it take to drag the water hose out to the trash pile before you light it? Darn skippy they should have to pay for the firefighters having to put it out!
  • by smh Location: local on Aug 14, 2011 at 06:57 PM
    They should definitly be held accountable for this fire. Common sense would tell me not to burn trash if it is 110 degrees outside. How difficult is it to take it to the dumpsite. Some people are so lazy! And now we have to pay for stupidity...
  • by Wharf Rat Location: enc on Aug 14, 2011 at 06:19 PM
    Idiots everywhere.
  • by hyde on Aug 14, 2011 at 06:15 PM
    Burn all the wysocking wildlife land that need to go
  • by You kidding me? on Aug 14, 2011 at 05:56 PM
    Why would these people not be charged? My tax dollars should not go to emergency services taking care of stuff like this. At least fine them what it cost to put that fire out!

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