An employee at Kumho Tire Georgia plant was recorded on video Saturday as he lit a match and set ablaze a highly flammable chemical inside one of the buildings, according to a Bibb County sheriff deputy’s report.
The 31-year-old employee is “on video striking the lighter” as a “rather large fire” erupts, the deputy noted.
The man “intentionally” tried to ignite cyclohexane, a liquid chemical used to clean tires, the report said.
Arson investigators for the Bibb County Fire Department are working to determine a motive.
About $1,000 worth of property damage resulted from the fire, the report said.
No arrests had been made in this case as of Tuesday evening.