Man Accused of Setting Grass Fires At Pioneers Park
Thomas Pulec (Courtesy of Lincoln Police)

LINCOLN–(KFOR May 6)–A man went to jail Wednesday for allegedly setting grass on fire at Pioneers Park.

According to Lincoln Police, a Parks and Recreation employee reported seeing 58-year-old Thomas Pulec setting fires. Police discovered Pulec started three fires, burning three large prairie grass areas, including four mature trees. Damage is estimated at $3,500.

It took Lincoln Fire and Rescue, along with help from the Air Guard and Lincoln Parks and Rec, to extinguish the fires.