Every year as the fourth of July nears, Mike Rowe, State Auto Insurance Co. recalls an auto claim he handled a few years ago. The case involves an insured infatuated with fireworks. He loved them so much he spent a couple thousand dollars a year to shoot them off in his field. One year, the insured loaded the back of his truck with fireworks and began making his way home when he decided to smoke a cigarette. Upon finishing, he tossed the end of the cigarette out the window, but wind blew the butt into the truck bed igniting the fireworks. The truck sustained damage, Rowe however did not indicate whether the driver was injured.
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