Discarded cigarette lights wildfire, threatens WSU and Department of Agriculture buildings


PULLMAN, Wash. – A wildhearth that threatened Washington State College and U.S. Division of Agriculture buildings was started by a discarded cigarette, Based mostly on hearth officers.

The hearth started Saturday morning shut to the intersection of Terre View Drive and Freeway 270 and burned over 1 / 4 of an acre.

WSU Fire Safety Fire Investigator Darren Jones found a freshly-tossed cigarettes shut to the the intersection. He said it ignited a patch of grass and the wind carried the embers 30-40 ft, lighting A a lot greater hearth.

Fire officers ask That people be further cautious and by no means discard cigarettes outdoors of their automobiles.