VIDEO: Intoxicated Callaway Man Sits in Lawn Chair, Drinking Beers and Watching Camper Burn as Firefighters Arrive

April 15, 2019

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., firefighters from Valley Lee, and Bay District responded to the area of the Callaway Post Office on Piney Point Road and Quiet Acre Lane in Callaway, for the reported structure fire.

Crews arrived on scene to find a camper fully engulfed on fire.

When the Fire Department arrived, they located the owner sitting in a lawn chair drinking beer and watching the fire. He told firefighters he lit a candle and the trailer accidentally caught on fire.

Firefighters from Valley Lee and Bay District operated on scene for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

No injuries were reported and an investigator from the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal responded to the scene.

Updates will be provided as they become available.



32 Responses to VIDEO: Intoxicated Callaway Man Sits in Lawn Chair, Drinking Beers and Watching Camper Burn as Firefighters Arrive

  1. research on April 15, 2019 at 8:59 am

    This is just awesome…Dude is chillin’ drinking some chilly ones…look at the pile of cans at 3:46…LOL

    • Wally Benson on April 15, 2019 at 12:49 pm

      Truly awesome camera work. Smnewsnet is stepping up their game big time!!

      • Richard on April 15, 2019 at 3:24 pm

        illegally a lot of the times

        • Anonymous on April 16, 2019 at 7:01 am

          Lol what? What are you on about

        • Whats the frequency Kenneth? on April 17, 2019 at 5:47 am

          Uhmmm, the media, and anyone else for that matter, is free to record in public.

          • Richard on April 17, 2019 at 10:24 am

            Not by stepping on private property

          • What do you know? on April 17, 2019 at 10:30 am

            The person recording knew the owner and talked with him at the scene. Don’t sound like trespassing to me…

  2. Anonymous on April 15, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Any reason why these firefighters aren’t using their SCBA?

    • Stop&Think on April 15, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      I thought it was kinda neat when they started hitting the overheated propane cylinders with the sharp metal tools …

      Still, these guys showed up … and they show up EVERY time, day-nite, rain or shine … thanks guys.

    • Annie on April 15, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      Camper is putting a lot of toxic fumes form all the various components in the camper…plastics, laminates, and who knows what else.

      • It's Obvious on April 16, 2019 at 10:16 am

        If they continue to refuse to use the equipment, I’m going to stop donating money.

    • Dr. BreatheWright on April 15, 2019 at 12:39 pm

      these trailers are loaded with VOC’s from the manufacturing process – breathing the fumes can permanently screw you up

    • I'm still laughing on April 15, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      Any reason your an armchair quarterback little bit**?

      • Maybe you should laugh less and study more on April 15, 2019 at 2:32 pm

        Any reason you dont understand the difference between “your” and “you’re”?

    • truthteller on April 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Don’t worry about it, kid.

  3. Anonymous on April 15, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Is that Johnny Cakes sitting back enjoying the show?

  4. Anthony Lee on April 15, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Because of bad leadership and training.

  5. Anon on April 15, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Cost to much to drag it to the landfill?

  6. Rescue Randy on April 15, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    #leatherlungs

  7. Anonymous on April 15, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Saved the beer

  8. Anonymous #13 on April 15, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I’m surprised the drunk didn’t have burgers and hot dogs on the grill as he watched. Thanks to our first responders for their quick work.

  9. Pat G on April 15, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    You might be a redneck…

  10. Anonymous on April 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    So why are they even reporting this if he didnt technically break the law or get in trouble. You’re gonna report on the wrong person one day and get whats coming to you.

    • Anonymous on April 16, 2019 at 9:02 am

      So why are you even complaining if this is a non-issue? You’re gonna threaten the wrong person one day and get what’s coming to you.

    • Idiots Everywhere on April 17, 2019 at 5:54 am

      People that come on here complaining about this site never cease to amaze me. You do know that this is America, right? You are not required to read the stories here. It’s like going back to a restaurant that you had crappie service or food over and over again. The solution is simple; go elsewhere for your news. Morons.

    • dumb on April 17, 2019 at 7:41 am

      the article doesn’t mention the moron’s name, nor does it say he did anything wrong.. when locals drive by and see flames, they wait for this article to see what happen. That’s like asking why do they post car accidents if the people aren’t drunk or on drugs…

      this isn’t a CRIME page… its a NEWS page.

  11. Anonymous on April 15, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    It’s Vern hammers camper. Johnny is a pyro. Debating if he is gonna press charges

  12. Old S.E. Dog on April 16, 2019 at 4:13 am

    Now he can recycle the empties and whats left of the
    camper frame. Life is good!

  13. Anonymous on April 16, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Nero lives in Callaway…!!!

    • Anonymous on April 17, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      St Murray’s County, ‘Murika!!

  14. White Jesus on April 18, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Man those aren’t even 10 oz cans. Can’t be from the county.

  15. Richard on April 18, 2019 at 11:35 am

    What do you know? on April 17, 2019 at 10:30 am

    The person recording knew the owner and talked with him at the scene. Don’t sound like trespassing to me…

    Yeeaaaaaa……. Nice try