Wednesday, June 30, 2010

EPA May Investigate Tire Fire In Putnam County

A Putnam County resident has been told by the sheriff's department that he may be hearing from the EPA after authorities discovered him burning tires on his property on Brindley Hollow Road. Deputies were dispatched to the area on Tuesday night in reference to a fire and say when they first talked to the homeowner, he denied knowing about any fire. When asked again, the 74-year-old man allegedly admitted to burning some brush, but authorities say when the fire department went to check on the blaze, they found that he was burning tires in the fire. Under the law, tires are not supposed to be burned. Officials say when tires are illegally burned, oils and soot can run off and contaminate both surface and ground water.