These arid, end-of-summer conditions are making for some dangerously dry brush and debris at the roadside; leaves, limbs and lawn clippings the city of Terre Haute says shouldn’t be there in the first place.
Jamie Ennen, a code enforcement officer, said her department will even cite and fine violators who don’t haul the lawn leftovers away themselves, or hire it done.
Ennen said the street department will pick up brush and limbs.
“But it can only come from a tree that's in a tree row and it has to be from storm damage! If you have small bundles of brush, you can twine it up in 6-by-6’s, call Republic, and they will pick it up! But just small bundles!” she said.
What’s the danger? The hidden hazard?
"Bees can make hives in this,” Ennen pointed out. "Well, you can (also) get rodents in here; you can get rats, raccoons. It could cause a fire if somebody were to flip a cigarette out!”
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