The Park Rapids DNR Forestry Office received a call from an unidentified person last week who stated that Hubbard County Highway Department practiced illegal tire incineration in Laporte, Minnesota, US.

This is alarming as the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency warns that unsafe substances are released in the air due to burning tires. Following the reports, Liberty Tire Recycling was contacted with requests to process tires.

The examination of the area where the tire burning might have taken place is underway. It is conducted by the County Highway engineer and the Solid Waste administrator at 420th Street and County 36, as this is where an old gravel pit is located.

Article by West Central Tribune.