Just a friendly reminder, don't rake up that pile of leaves or yard debris and expect to light up a 'fun' bonfire.

Every fall, it does happen. Folks sometimes get a citation for an illegal burn because they didn't check with the Benton Clean Air Agency.

If you go to their website, it's the red button on the right hand side asking 'can I burn today?'  Click, and it will give you current residential and agricultural restrictions. As for Wednesday October 16th, it was a no. Click here to see the direct link.

Folks do like to rake up and burn the leaves, it's an easy way to dispose of. But due to various atmospheric conditions etc. that's not always possible. So, be sure to check before you light the match. If not a burn day, bag 'em.