Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Waldo Canyon Fire evacuee accidently started wildfire in Idaho

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 5:07 PM

As if we needed another lesson in just how damningly accurate a certain expression is — the one about things "spreading like wildfire."

Boise's KTVB reports that Colorado Springs resident and Waldo Canyon Fire evacuee Krista McCann had been heading to her father's home in Oregon when she lost control of her Subaru on Interstate 84 in eastern Idaho. After salvaging whatever belongings she could from her burning car, McCann told KTVB she noticed the adjacent field was burning.

"I was pretty devastated," McCann reportedly said, rather understandably. The subsequent wildfire burnt 2,000 acres before being declared fully controlled last Wednesday.

You can take in KTVB's full story here.

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