Man accused of starting 10-acre brush fire south of Badger Mountain
BENTON COUNTY, Wash.
(photos courtesy of the Benton County Sheriff's Office)
A man is now behind bars after deputies say he started a brush fire with fireworks in Benton County.
Just before 2 AM this morning, Benton County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Locust Grove and South Clodfelter Roads south of Badger Mountain to investigate the cause of a 10-acre brush fire.
When deputies arrived, they spoke with 43-year-old Michael Burges, who was found parked in a car nearby.
Burges was allegedly lighting off fireworks, and deputies say he caught the field on fire.
He was arrested for DUI.