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Caught on camera: burning trash illegally

3 years 3 months 1 week ago July 18, 2013 Jul 18, 2013 Thursday, July 18 2013 July 18, 2013 9:35 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - People living along Kincaid Ave. are complainging about their neighbor who is accused of burning trash. The smoke from the burn fills the air on their street and creates a smelly problem.

"Smoke was black, it's like, burning tires," said Business Owner Chris Medine. "Or, like a building fire."

Neighbors have captured a man on surveillance video burning materials in front of a warehouse.

"I don't want to answer no questions. I'm not doing anything illegal," the owner of the building said when WBRZ News 2 asked him what was happening.

Among the items burned: car bumpers, large plastic tubs, metal objects and household waste.

The Department of Environmental Quality says burning trash is illegal in Baton Rouge and the person responsible could face a fine.

Department of Public Works says it will continue to visit the location for more burning. The city also has a copy of the surveillance video and plan to turn it over to DEQ.

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