According to DailyMail: The aspiring weatherman started a forest fire then filmed himself reporting from the scene in a desperate attempt to draw fans to his Facebook page.
Johnny Mullins started the blaze in Jenkins, Kentucky, last week as other fires ravaged the region.
He filmed himself from the scene and uploaded videos to Facebook, some of which have received thousands of views.
The 21-year-old was later arrested and told officers he started the fire because he liked the attention it brought him, according to Jenkins Police Department.
He is facing one count of second-degree arson.
In videos uploaded to his page last week, he coughed and spluttered as he fought his way through smoke to report from the scene.His video stunt worked. Mullins was arrested after posting the video which has now gained 2,400 views.