Worker Admits to Burning Construction Debris, DEC
On Sept. 19, ECOs Ricky Wood and Tom Koepf were patrolling in the town of Mamakating when they observed a large burning pile of construction debris.
The officers pulled into the residence and spoke to a worker on-site, who admitted to setting the fire to get rid of the waste from a house undergoing renovations.
Materials in the fire included drywall, treated wood, and plastics. ECOs contacted the Wurtsboro Fire Department to extinguish the fire.
The man was issued a summons for open burning of prohibited materials, returnable to the Town of Mamakating Court.
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