Utah Man Burning Spider Sparks Large Wildfire

A Utah man using a lighter to burn a spider sparked a 60-acre wildfire near Springville, Utah.  

Cory Allan Martin, 26, of Draper, Utah told investigators he was used a lighter to burn a spider.  Draper didn’t explain why he was trying to burn the spider.

Martin was arrested on suspicion of reckless burn and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to court documents.  He is being held at the the Utah County jail Tuesday on nearly $2,000 bail. It was unknown if he had an attorney.

Officers found “drugs and paraphernalia” in the man’s backpack when he was taken into custody,  A Utah County Sheriff’s spokesman added the suspect didn’t appear to be intoxicated.


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