A 26-year-old man has been arrested for starting a wildfire in Utah and according to WMTW, he told authorities that he had been attempting to kill a spider with a lighter when he started the fire. he Utah County Sheriff's Office says.
Did you know 9 out of 10 wildfires are reportedly caused by humans? That's both a huge statistic and hugely disappointing. Were we not listening to Smokey? When 90% of wildfires are caused by us, it really is on you to learn to prevent them because now we're seeing that many of them are, in fact, preventable. Whether you're just a happy camper, a trail enthusiast, or a public land professional you play a vital role in preventing these preventable wildfires and protecting our beloved natural resources.
Coming in at #24 in their 'State of the Air" research is Boise City, Mountain Home, and the Ontario areas for the "Short-Term Particle Pollution" category. Our big issue here in the northwest and certainly in the Boise area is when we end up with wildfire smoke. Something that we have had a ton of in the last few of years.