Campers Burning Human Waste Started 500-Plus Acre Fire

Wochit - Thursday, 14 June 2018

According to Gizmodo, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong indicated two campers are to blame for a fire that has consumed more than 500 acres in Nevada’s Voltaire Canyon as of Wednesday night.

Furlong said the campers were burning human waste in a hole when the brush fire ignited. The fire began around 7:30 pm Tuesday night.

Firefighters battled the fire overnight and all day Wednesday.

As of Wednesday night, the fire was at 30-percent containment, according to the Incident Information System..

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