Authorities say a cyclist started a 73-acre wildfire in southwest Idaho by lighting his toilet paper on fire after taking a crap in the woods.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say the eco-concerned cyclist stopped to defecate in a ravine in the Boise foothills on Wednesday afternoon. The man then lit the toilet paper on fire but lost control of the hot embers in the dry grass while trying to extinguishing the TP.
Firefighters contained the flames several hours later.
Investigators say the man contacted them Thursday morning and his story matched the evidence found at the scene.
The BLM did not release the name of the cyclist. However, officials say he will be fined for causing the fire — and probably banned from Taco Bell the night before peddling in the woods.