Kersey, PA – A man in Kersey was reportedly burning unsafe materials on his property that led to neighbors reporting that they had medical issues from the smoke inhalation.

It happened on Sunday around 2 p.m. State Police in Ridgway say that this has been an ongoing issue. The man was cited for dangerous burning.

Remember, if you are having a fire on your property, you must follow of the laws for your county and township or borough. Many areas have rules regarding if you are allowed to burn trash and, if so, how you can burn it.

You should never burn anything that will release harmful chemicals, such as any kind of plastic. Most counties have designated areas where you can drop off yard waste or other materials inside of burning them.

Because these rules vary by each location, contact your local township, borough or city office for more information about what specifically you are allowed to do.