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Burn ban arrest made in Schuylkill

Published April 10. 2013 05:03PM

An arrest for violating a burn ban in Schuylkill County has been reported.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jerry A. Bittle, 69, of 1042 Woodland Drive, in North Manheim Township, was cited about 9:55 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, for having an open fire in his backyard.

As a result Cressona fire companies responded to the scene and extinguished the fire as it began to spread to brush surrounding the residence.

Troopers noted that the county instituted a burn ban as of noon on April 5.

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