Lind Farmer Fined For Illegal Burn

A farm operator in Lind is fined by the state department of ecology. Remie Deruwe of WWNO farms in Lind $4,000 dollars for an illegal burn that happened in September. Deruwe is being penalized for burning prohibited materials in a 60-foot long trench and those materials included metals, plastics, tires, insulation, barrels and toilets. A DOE spokesperson says the fire was spotted by an on-duty inspector who realized that the burn wasn’t permitted. Fines for illegal burns can reach up to $10,000 per offense.