Iowa City man charged with reckless use of fire

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 11, 2012 6:30 AM

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An Iowa City man has been charged with reckless use of fire/explosives.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Daryl Goolsby, 34, 2300 Hollywood Blvd., was charged Tuesday.

Officers reportedly arrived at Goolsby's residence Jan, 3 when he placed a 911 call reporting he burned himself with a gasoline fire. Goolbby reportedly said he was burning paperwork in a bowl to prevent his wife from finding it when the gasoline he added caused the fire to expand and engulf him, requiring hospitalization. The report also stated the fire caused soot marks on the siding of a nearby house, where Goolsby lived but was not on the lease.

Reckless use of fire is considered a serious misdemeanor.

— by Luke Voelz

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