Fire to get rid of tumbleweeds gets out of hand

Published: Apr. 8, 2010 at 10:49 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 15, 2014 at 12:37 AM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KBCD) - The Lubbock Fire Marshal's Office wants to remind residents that it's illegal to burn inside the city limits. This comes after a control burn got out of hand on Thursday.

A man was trying to clean up a yard when he started a fire to burn tumbleweeds and brush. Dry conditions and the wind caused the fire to get out of control, catching a fence on fire and damaging a light pole. The man was issued a citation for burning inside the city limits without a permit, a Class C misdemeanor. He could face a maximum fine of two thousand dollars.

If you're trying to get rid of tumbleweeds, the City suggests you break them down and place them in your dumpster.

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