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Camper Fined $53k For Starting Grand Canyon NP Fire With Burning Toilet Paper

Camper Fined $53k For Starting Grand Canyon NP Fire With Burning Toilet Paper

Camper Fined $53k For Starting Grand Canyon NP Fire With Burning Toilet PaperInadvertent backcountry fires are just as dangerous, costly, and frustrating as intentional fires lit by arsonists. A camper in Grand Canyon National Park recently learned that the hard—and expensive—way. Wind kicked up the flames of the burning TP and immediately ignited the hillside, with a small blaze racing to gain fuel. The toilet paper burner entered a guilty plea this week, nearly one year after the blaze. How much of that is from burning TP is another question entirely.

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