ROLAND, Ark. (KTHV) - A grass fire in west Pulaski County burns a vehicle as well as a few acres of land.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says Jacob Harter, 18, and another man called police about a grass fire. The men said they were shooting guns on the property when one of the men said he lit a small fire and placed a mason jar full of gasoline next to it. He says Harter shot the mason jar which caught the surrounding grass on fire.
The man says the fire began to grow faster than they could stomp it out. Harter when to get some water while the other man tried to drive his Jeep over the fire, hoping the tires would put out the flames The Jeep got stuck on a stump and started to burn.
The Sheriff's Office says when the Jeep got stuck, it ripped a hole in the gas tank which made the fire grow faster.
Harter says once the fire got beyond their control, they called 911.
The Sheriff's Office says the Jeep is a total loss as well as timber in the area for between five and eight acres. Deltic Timber owns the land.
The West Pulaski Fire Department had 22 firefighters on scene and the State Forestry Commission had two personnel there as well as utilizing a bulldozer to keep the fire contained. The Commission said they would stay overnight to monitor the fire.
Harter was issued a County Ordinance Violation for violating a burn ban.
(Source: Pulaski County Sheriff's Office)