Yes, you read that right: some guy in Missouri decided it would be a good idea to drive over a garbage fire with a van filled with ammo. As you can see, it didn’t work out too well.
Who knows what this guy was thinking or why he thought it was a good idea to attempt to put out a garbage fire by driving over it with an ammo-filled van, but it didn’t work out well for him. The tires quickly caught on fire and the fire spread to the rest of the van. Not surprisingly, the results weren’t pretty.
A Clay County Sherrif’s Deputy responded to the incident, which happened near Old State Highway 210 and Bluff Road, south of Liberty, Missouri.
While the local fire department responded to fire, they were only there to keep the fire from spreading did not attempt to put it out due to the danger of the ammunition cooking off inside the ammo-filled van.
Since the man did not file a police report, and since this also sounds like a pretty clear-cut case of negligence on part of the driver of the van, it is doubtful that insurance will cover the cost of the damage caused by the fire. Therefore, the owner of the van will most likely have to accept a total loss on the van and everything in it.
It should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: don’t try to put out a fire by driving over it with any vehicle, especially with a van filled with ammunition. Not only will it probably not put the fire out, but you stand a good chance of causing severe damage to your car, or yourself, as well.