Nathanael Caplinger of southwest Virginia hates shoveling snow.
After reading an ad about using a blow torch to clear the wintery mix, Caplinger decided to try something new this year.
Last week he had his chance,
Fired up about snow removal. pic.twitter.com/fOrhVohCvE
— Will Stafford (@wx_will) January 18, 2018
After researching local laws, Caplinger confirmed that it is 100% legal to use a flamethrower to clear his driveway.
“Make sure there’s no flammables nearby,” he said in an interview with local ABC News affiliate WRIC Chanel 8. “Make sure it’s only what you want to burn, make sure afterward hang out for about a half hour, make sure nothing reignites.”