What Caused the 1148 Fire

Wildfire 1148 was started in a trash can according to an open letter from The Possum Kingdom West Volunteer Fire Department. A glass bottle magnified the sun just like a magnifying glass and ignited other trash in the trash can which started this fire. Wind helped spread the fire to nearby grass and juniper trees. This could’ve been easily prevented by placing glass bottles in a bag that would disperse the rays of the sun so the glass bottle would not act as a magnifying glass. Thanks to everyone that helped put this fire out.

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