Weatherman Is Arrested For Starting Wildfire To Get Views On Social Media

Written by Ana Krneta
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Johnny Mullins is a 21-year-old from Jenkins, Kentucky, who had dreams of becoming a weatherman. However, the way he tried to jumpstart his career has now gotten him arrested.

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Mullins started a forest fire in a region that already had forest fire history. He filmed himself for his Facebook page, walking through the smokey forest, seemingly endangering himself to provide people the story.Like many, Mullins was desperate to get views and fans on his Facebook page.

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In the video, Mullins walks around the forest as smoke billows around him. He mentions he wants to avoid certain areas because they are too smoky, but the video paints a picture of brave young man who is willing to do anything to inform civilans. As a result, the courageous videos provided the 21-year-old with thousands of views on Facebook.

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Mullins opened the video with a close up of his face as the forest fire rages behind him. ‘Good afternoon everybody,' said Mullins, 'Johnny Mullins here updating you with some dangerous forest fire conditions. As you can see, we are dealing with some dangerous forest fire conditions. We have trees that are actually on fire. They are continuously just beginning to stay on fire.’

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In the video, Mullins walks around the forest as smoke billows around him. He mentions he wants to avoid certain areas because they are too smoky, but the video paints a picture of brave young man who is willing to do anything to inform civilans. As a result, the courageous videos provided the 21-year-old with thousands of views on Facebook.

Mullins opened the video with a close up of his face as the forest fire rages behind him. ‘Good afternoon everybody,' said Mullins, 'Johnny Mullins here updating you with some dangerous forest fire conditions. As you can see, we are dealing with some dangerous forest fire conditions. We have trees that are actually on fire. They are continuously just beginning to stay on fire.’

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