EAST WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee landscaping company was fined by the state Department of Ecology for illegally burning debris in East Wenatchee’s urban growth area.

Young Bucks Landscaping was fined $3,500 for burning yard debris on Nov. 22, 2019, sending smoke into a nearby neighborhood, according to a news release from the state agency. The company had been notified since 2016 to cease burning at the location and offered assistance.

Young Bucks Landscaping did not return a phone call to comment on Thursday.

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