Man tries to burn his own house down

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

Midlanders were surprised today after a man in their neighborhood set his own house on fire.

Neighbors had called the fire department over what they thought was a big accident.

But it turns out it wasn't an accident at all.

Officials say the man wanted to get rid of the older house, so he decided to take care of it himself.

And while this was a controlled burn, the man got 2 tickets because it violated laws within city limits.