A Florida man has been found guilty of starting and tending a fire without a permit.
Charles Carr of Naples was fined $500 and also ordered to pay $2,400 in suppression costs to the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Court heard that Carr was burning debris Arpil 28 on his Pellatt Township property on the south shore of Locke Bay on the Winnipeg River.
The pile ignited nearby grass and spread beyond Carr’s control, burning a wide variety of grasses, small trees, and a shed on the property.
Justice of the Peace Roger McGraw heard the case Oct. 2 in Kenora.