AUBURN — Firefighters responded to reports of a garbage fire near Bonney Park on Sunday night.
At least one unit responded to the fire, which was started using trash and brush, and extinguished it just before 6 p.m.
"I've been doing this for eight years," said the man who started the fire. "I'm homeless," he explained, and said he was making the fire for warmth.
The man, who goes by Mark, was leaving the scene around 6 p.m. He said that he had started the fire just off of Bonney Park behind Florian's Market on Main Street.
He also said that the firefighters had extinguished the fire when they arrived on the scene and had told him to leave the area.
No charges were filed.