Neighbors catch illegal trash burning on camera
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.