Warrant issued for Georgia man after wife catches on fire - WRBL

Warrant issued for Georgia man after wife catches on fire

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CLARKSTON, Ga. -

Georgia police are looking to arrest a Habersham County man after his wife caught on fire at a gas station.

The incident happened on Oct. 16 at the Gulf Fuel Mart located at 183 Grant Street in Clarksville.

Officials said Austin Dawkins was fueling his car when he ignited a cigarette lighter near his gas tank causing a fuel vapor explosion. His wife, 30-year-old Jessica Dawkins, was standing next to him when it happened and caught ablaze. She sustained second and third degree burns to her head, back, arms and legs.

Austin Dawkins is now wanted on a reckless conduct charge. He suffered burns to his hands.

Sydney Cameron

Sydney joined the WRBL news team in December 2011 after working as a freelance reporter in Washington, D.C. More>>

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