It's a classic camping scene: men sitting around in tribal fashion, burning poop in a hole. Two men in Reno, Nevada stand accused of partaking in this very same ritual, which unfortunately sparked a massive wildfire in Voltaire Canyon that burned though 500-acres earlier this week. Authorities from the Carson City Sheriff's office have detained the duo in connection with the fire.
According to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong, the blaze was inadvertently sparked by the burning poop hole -- and the ill-advised decision proved to have devastating consequences. The fire raged from Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning, the Reno Gazette Journal reports, prompting voluntary evacuations from nearby residents.
"We really don't believe that there is significant fuel to get to those houses," Furlong told the paper. "But that's a challenge right now because it's night time and it's become pretty large."