A cyclists who decided to stop to poop was fined and cited for causing a 73-acre wildfire in Boise, Idaho Wednesday.
According to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management, the bike rider thought he was doing the responsible thing by not littering. He burned the toilet paper, and quickly tried to bury it, but an ember had already caught fire to the nearby dry grass. Investigators determined the fire to be human-caused, but didn’t know who did it until the cyclist contacted authorities Thursday morning.
The Hull Fire began around 1:30pm Wednesday in the Boise Foothills, and was out by Wednesday night. The cyclist (who’s name has not been released) may have to pay the entire cost of the suppression of the fire.
A friendly reminder to bury your waste, don’t light it on fire.
By Kevin Jeanes