MONTPELIER — The state fined a Wolcott property owner for burning a derelict structure.

According to a news release, James Clark Sr. was fined $10,750 by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources for violating the state's waste management and air pollution regulations when he burned a derelict residential structure and failed to promptly remove its remains from the property.

Clark reportedly received permission by the town to burn a brush pile on his property, but he burned the pile on a wooden deck of the structure.

The fire quickly spread to the structure, which contained asbestos, plastics, shingles and carpeting, according to the release. The remnants of the fire remained on the property until October 2017.

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