Man ordered to pay nearly $10K for fire

Clay Center Dispatch – December 23, 2013

A man was ordered to pay almost $10,000 in reimbursement to the Longford Rural Fire Department for a fire that got out of control and failure to notify the Sheriff’s Department of a controlled burn.

On Dec. 18 District Magistrate Judge Bill Malcolm sentenced Steven Mildfelt, 60, Clay Center, on a conviction for failure to notify prior to a controlled Burn, to  90 days in jail deferred and placed him on a year of supervised probation. He ordered Mildfelt to pay  $9,989.10 in reimbursement for costs ordered to Longford Rural Fire Department.  Restitution for landowners to be determined in later order.

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