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Man attempts to put out fire by driving over flames with van full of ammunition

By Mason White 3:25 PM October 15, 2015
The car on fire 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man of Missouri, is being mocked over his stupidity in the way he attempted to put out a fire.

The Clay County man was burning trash on his property around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday near Highway 210 and Bluff Road, when the fire began burning out of control.

The man drove his truck back and forth over the fire in an attempt to suffocate it. However, the tires of the van quickly caught fire, which quickly spread to the rest of the van that was loaded with ammunition.

The man managed to run away from the burning van before it exploded. A police officer who was in the area, found the van, Jon Bazzano, spokesperson for the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, said.

The officer had been in the middle of a traffic stop when he saw the black smoke and headed there to investigate. The officer eventually found the vehicle’s owner watching the fire from a distance.

The car owner will not face any charges as the fire occurred on his own property and he damaged only his belongings.