• Man charged after causing gas station fire that injured his wife

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    CLARKSVILLE, Ga. - Authorities have arrested a northeast Georgia man accused of causing a gas station fire that injured his wife.

    Officials sent Channel 2 Action News the security video.

    Police said Austin Dawkins was pumping gas in Clarksville and ignited a cigarette lighter with his wife Jessica standing next to him. Seconds later, a vapor fire severely burned the woman.

    Officials say Dawkins is facing a misdemeanor reckless conduct charge.


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