Idaho cyclist sparks fire by burning used toilet paper

"Everyday Stuff" nominee Janine Diaz from Illinois, appears onstage dressed as The Last Piece of Toilet Paper at "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash" on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. The star-studded special will be broadcasted on the Hub Network on Saturday Oct. 26, 2013. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for the Hub/AP Images)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a cyclist started a 73-acre wildfire in southwest Idaho by lighting his toilet paper on fire after taking a comfort break.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say the 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 embers in the dry grass while trying to extinguishing the waste.

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.

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