CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — A chance of rain has forced the Catawba fire chief to cancel burning a vacant mansion previously owned by former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield.
WSOC-TV reported that the home was scheduled to be burned down Saturday morning as part of a training exercise, but it was canceled due to weather.
Mayfield was evicted from the property last year after financial troubles. He was banned from racing after testing positive for methamphetamine in 2009.
The 12,000-square-foot house was at one time reportedly valued at $1.8 million. The current property owners said they don’t want the house.
Burning it will take it off the tax books while providing training for firefighters. Fire officials said the training exercise has not currently been rescheduled.