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Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:23 PM

Bergen N.J. man set fire to his lawn to get rid of snow and ice, cops say

By Josh Axelrod | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

If you encounter a particularly rough patch of ice or snow while shoveling this winter, donít reach for a can of gasoline like a Midland Park man did this past Friday, police say.

Police and firefighters responded to the manís home on Paterson Avenue where he had set a small fire to try to melt the snow and ice. Once the fire department arrived, they called in the Bergen County Hazmat Unit, who used the Speedy Dry to sop up the gas.

The man, whom police would not name, had poured about a half-gallon of gasoline on a gravelly 2-foot by 2-foot square section of his backyard.

ďHe thought a good idea would be to dump some gasoline on and light it on fire,Ē police Lt. John Gibbons told NJ Advance Media.

https://www.nj.com/bergen/2021/02/nj-man-set-fire-to-his-lawn-to-get-rid-of-snow-and-ice-cops-say.html


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Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:28 PM

1. Jesus! Good thing it's not Florida. The whole freakin' state would be on fire! :) n/t

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Wed Feb 17, 2021, 05:59 PM

2. sshhh, don't tell them

they might get ideas

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