Fire Started by Man Burning Toilet Paper Rages in Spain

August 5, 2016 10:22 AM

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Authorities on the Canary island of La Palma say they have evacuated 2,500 people because of a forest fire reportedly started by a German man who burned soiled toilet paper.

The islands' regional government said Friday that firefighters and army emergency service soldiers were using eight water-carrying helicopters and three water-dumping planes to try to extinguish the 3-day-old blaze raging amid high summer temperatures and strong winds.

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