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Man Receives Public Service For Wildfire Alongside Colorado River

November 13, 2018

Sometimes you really need to think twice when it comes to your actions, and there is usually a consequence that comes along with it. 80 hours of public service this man is facing due to accidentally starting a wildfire that burned 200 acres along the colorado river.

“The Daily Sentinel reported that Mike ‘Marlow’ Mewborn was sentenced Monday, after pleading guilty last month to damaging state parks property on Skipper Island near Fruita, and starting a fire by burning used toilet paper in April,” (The Denver Post).

Jennifer Springer, Chief Deputy, said the penalty reflected Mewborn’s lack of criminal history.

In court, Mewborn apologized for the fire and was shocked by how fast the fire grew. He has burned toilet paper many times while camping in the Northern Rockies. He was rudely awakened by the flammable conditions.

So for future reference for anyone who is camping, and has toilet paper, make sure to buy biodegradable toilet paper. It is possible to expose of the waste, other than burning it in our dry, drought-like state.

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