Diboll man arrested after telling fire department ‘I’ve got this under control’
Lufkin, TX — A Diboll man illegally burning trash in his yard was arrested Tuesday after he refused to allow firefighters on his property, according to a sheriff’s deputy.
The Diboll Volunteer Fire Department was called to the property of Daniel Holeman Sr., 47, around 3 p.m. Tuesday on Cheatham Road in reference to illegal burning, according to Angelina County Sheriff’s Office deputy Chris Wade.
“Firefighters got there and (Holeman) told them, ‘I’ve got this under control, I don’t need y’all. Keep your (expletive) off my property,’” Wade said.
With the county burn ban and extreme fire danger, the Diboll volunteers contacted the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office to report Holeman’s refusal. When Wade arrived on scene, he said Holeman was burning trash near a heavily wooded area.
“The fire had gotten so high, it had burned up to the treetops and was about to catch fire,” Wade said. “He told me he ‘didn’t know nothing’ about the burn ban. Due to the fire danger and the dangerous situation he put the neighborhood in, he was arrested.”
Wade said he called the fire department back out to extinguish the blaze.
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