The Springville wildfire that affected Utah county is now understood to have been caused by just one man who was trying to kill a spider with his lighter.
Sometimes, it can easy to underestimate just how much damage one person can cause. But every so often, we get a reminder when someone's careless or malicious actions cause thousands of dollars of damage in an instant, particularly when it happens to important cultural landmarks.
But as the world gets hotter and those drier conditions make wildfire seasons more intense, we can get an even more extreme sense of how one person's ill-advised decision can spiral out of control. The example that often comes to mind in recent memory is the gender reveal party with pyrotechnics that started a wildfire in California, but it doesn't take such a big production to do some serious damage.
If nothing else, that's what we can learn from one Utah man's bizarre story.