GRAPHIC WARNING: Man is facing charges after accidentally setting wife on fire

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 1:38pm

A man caught on camera sparking a gas station fire that burned his wife is now facing criminal charges.

The surveillance video was taken last month at a Georgia gas station.

Austin Dawkins, 37, was standing by his wife when police say he flicked his cigarette lighter near his truck's gas tank.

And with all the fuel vapor, the flames erupted giving his wife second and third-degree burns.

Dawkins now faces a misdemeanor of reckless conduct.  


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