Campers Burning Human Waste Started 500-Plus Acre Fire
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.