Fire official says man illegally set his motor home on fire

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County fire marshal has been tasked with determining the fine amount for a man who intentionally set his motor home on fire in an effort to dispose of it.

The Columbian reports that firefighters dispatched to the Monday night fire say the owner purposefully set ablaze his property and the junk it contained.

Fire Capt. Jason Leavitt said the owner told firefighters that the motor home had been filled with trash and building materials, and he decided to get rid of his unneeded belongings by burning them. But Leavitt says that’s “completely illegal.”

He says Clark County residents are allowed to torch natural vegetation and other debris if they obtain permits, but those burns have to happen during the day. Burning manufactured products, such as a motor home, isn’t permitted.