Those fines run as much as $500 per violation.
People can also be charged for firefighting efforts.
“Cost can be upwards of $100,000 to half-a-million dollars depending on what the house looks like, what the land looks like,” Ashley Blakely with Jackson County Fire District 3 said. “It can be very costly and something that you don’t want to take a chance with.”
Fire District 3 says fines from its agency are rare.
The agency prefers to educate the community about proper fire prevention regulations and techniques.
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