Police chief warns against illegal burning

Police chief warns against illegal burning

SHARP COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Sharp County and several other Region 8 counties have recently been under a burn ban.

However, the Hardy Police Department said despite the ban, they are still seeing people burning.

According to Chief Scott Rose, they have had at least eight reports of people burning.

He added that some of the fires even grew a little out of control.

Rose said he wants to remind everyone that as long as the county is under a burn ban, it is illegal to burn anything until the ban is lifted.

He said they have already issued warnings, but if people continue to burn illegally, his department will start handing out tickets.

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