Aspiring Weatherman Arrested for Starting Forest Fire

Authorities say Johnny Mullins, 21, confessed to starting a fire in Kentucky to draw attention to his Facebook page.
0:41 | 11/14/16

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There are dozens of wildfires in the southeast with no rain in sight more than 70000. Acres in eight states have been destroyed so far. And a thick smoke is now posing a health hazard in several areas some residents have been evacuated and highways even a section of the Appalachian trail. Have now been closed officials believe many of the wild fires were started by arson. They say 21 year old Johnny mullis has already confessed to setting a fire in Kentucky. To draw attention to his FaceBook page listen to this. There is the aspiring weatherman he would post videos about whether issues including one taken at the scene of a wildfire. Not a good idea and I'm glad that they caught him on video.

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