Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sun on glass blamed for fire south of Lewiston, Idaho

The Weissenfels Ridge Fire burned 5,000 acres along Snake River Road south of Asotin, Wash., and Lewiston last week — and believe it or not, it was ignited by the blazing sun hitting the bottom of a glass bottle. “I ruled out a lawn mower and fire pit as causes,” said Dan Hally of the Asotin County Sheriff’s Office.

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