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New Jersey man used gasoline, set lawn on fire to get rid of snow and ice, police say

Police in Midland Park say a man had a unique way to get rid of a rough patch of ice and snow on his lawn – set it on fire.

News 12 Staff

Feb 17, 2021, 12:11 PM

Updated 1,245 days ago

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Police in Midland Park say a man had a unique way to get rid of a rough patch of ice and snow on his lawn – set it on fire.
The incident happened this past Friday at the man’s home on Paterson Avenue. A neighbor called the police after smelling something burning.
According to officers, the man poured around a half-gallon of gasoline on a 2-foot by 2-foot square section of his backyard.
Officers say he then lit it on fire in an effort to melt the snow and ice.
The Hazmat Unit was also called in to get rid of the gas on the lawn. They used Speedy Dry to sop up the gas.
The man’s name has not been released.


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