Vineland Man Arrested After Starting Lawn Fire with Fireworks

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VINELAND, N.J. -

A Vineland man has been charged with arson after the fireworks he was using sparked a fire that destroyed 14 cars and two acres of woods.

Vineland police say that 55-year-old Richard Caulford was using fireworks that he recklessly set off.

It was the evening of the Fourth of July when authorities say the fireworks sparked a lawn fire at the site where 14 junk vehicles were being kept, and the fire soon consumed them.

Authorities also seized about 60 explosive canister shell type-fireworks and related paraphernalia at Caulford's home.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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