Don’t Get Burned Buying Firewood This Winter
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
The department says there is generally an increase in complaints during winter about people being overcharged or not getting the amount of firewood they thought they paid for.
It’s illegal to sell firewood in unspecified quantities, such as a load, truckload, face cord, rack or pile.
“Make sure that you know who you’re buying from. Ask what it is you’re getting. You have the legal right to ask for that cord of wood to be measured for you,” said Katie Goetz of the Department of Agriculture.
The department is also telling customers to ask for receipts in case they have complaints later and need the state to follow up.