Toledo man cited after torching pickup with firework

Toledo man cited after torching pickup with firework

SEAL ROCK, Ore. -- A man was cited for reckless burning early Wednesday morning after police say he lit an aerial firework that  inadvertently set his girlfriend's pickup on fire.

Sheriff's deputies and a crew from Seal Rock Fire Department were called out to a vehicle fire at a home near Seal Rock at around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday. Dispatchers reported they had already received several complaints of fireworks earlier that night.

Deputies found that Sterling Morris, 38 of Toledo, had set off a large illegal firework and a burning remnant from the aerial firework landed on the canopy of a nearby pickup truck.

Officials said the pickup, which belonged to Morris's girlfriend, caught fire and burned beyond repair.

Morris received a criminal citation for reckless burning.