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Man Hiking In Utah Starts Wildfire While Trying To Kill Spider With Flames

The next time you try to kill a spider, skip using fire.

A Utah man is facing charges after he admitted to police that he started a wildfire near Springville while trying to kill a spider. Cory Martin was hiking south of Salt Lake City on Monday when he told deputies he saw the spider and tried to burn it.

Utah County Sheriff's officers say there is no evidence that Martin intended to start the wildfire, but he isn’t saying why he targeted the arachnid. Martin had a jar of marijuana in his belongings, but authorities say he did not appear to be high.

The good news is the wildfire has only burned at least 60 acres and was 90 percent contained as of Tuesday afternoon.

Source: CBS News


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