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Missouri Gun Owner Tries To Put Out Fire With Van Filled With Gas, Ammo (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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An unidentified man in Clay County, Missouri, attempted to put out a fire by driving his minivan over the blaze on Oct. 13, however, the vehicle was filled with gasoline and ammunition (video below).

A Clay County sheriff’s deputy was doing a traffic stop when he saw some black smoke, drove over to investigate, saw the minivan burning and heard the sound of live ammunition going off, Jon Bazzano, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, told The Kansas City Star.

The minivan's owner refused to appear on-camera, but told Fox 4 KC that he was burning some trash when the blaze spread to some corn stalks, so he tried to put out the fire with a rake.

When that tactic failed, he drove his minivan back and forth over the fire, but the flames reached one of his tires.

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He left the minivan, but there was a gun with ammo inside it, which discharged.

A local fire department stopped the fire from spreading, the deputy did not charge the man with any crimes, but the man's insurance company may not cover the loss of his minivan.

“It seems like he’s just going to have to take a loss on that vehicle because I don’t think they’re going to cover it,” Bazzano told The Kansas City Star.

Sources: The Kansas City Star, Fox 4 KC /  Photo Credit: Fox 4 KC