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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Aspiring Weatherman starts Forest fire, posts video on Facebook to draw fans

A desperate weather man, Johnny Mullins aspiring to become big started a forest fire last week, then filmed himself reporting from the scene to draw fans to his Facebook page. 


He filmed himself from the scene and uploaded videos to Facebook, some of which have received thousands of views.  The 21-year-old was later arrested and told officers he started the fire because he liked the attention it brought him, according to Jenkins Police Department.

He is facing one count of second degree arson. 

In videos uploaded to his page last week, he coughed and spluttered as he fought his way through smoke to report from the scene. 

'Good afternoon everybody, Johnny Mullins here updating you with some dangerous forest fire conditions.

'As you can see, we are dealing with some dangerous forest fire conditions. We have trees that are actually on fire. They are continuously just beginning to stay on fire. 

'I don't want to get so close to the smoke,' he said, coughing at a later point in the clip.




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