Tryon Fire Department says a controlled burn got out of hand near the Tryon Equestrian Center.
The Polk Co. Ranger for NC Forestry say this was a permitted controlled burn that contractors for Tryon Equestrian center were doing 2 to 2 1/2 weeks ago.
They stopped because of the dry/blowing conditions.
Embers sparked back up and started flying yesterday creating fires all over the place on the equestrian center property.
The contractor was issued a warning ticket for letting it get out of control.