“Keep Idaho green; don't drag your bike on the road”

A bicycle scorched 250 acres of grassland along an Idaho highway on Friday.

The six grass fires along a two-mile stretch of Highway 52 near Payette were ignited by a bicycle that had come loose from an RV. It apparently was dragged along the pavement, showering sparks into the dry brush at the side of the road.

The Argus Observer reports the fire was reported at 4:15 p.m., and crews remained on the job until after 1 a.m.


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