The aspiring weatherman in eastern Kentucky has reportedly confessed to setting a fire so that he could film himself in front of it and post the video on Facebook. His postings were called “Weather Outlook” segments and got 2,900 views on his final video. He warned his viewers to “Be extremely careful if you’re out there.”
He is now charged with second-degree arson for a blaze in Letcher County. Kentucky.
Most of the suspicious fires in the state remain unexplained, though a couple people have been arrested for some of the fires. Tens of thousands of acres have burned with a dozen of the largest fires still out of control.