Woman Fleeing Colorado Wildfire Starts One in Idaho

Krista McCann is fine after car accident
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2012 4:04 PM CDT

Bad day? Tell it to 19-year-old Krista McCann. She was feeling a little edgy about the wildfire still smoldering near her place in Colorado Springs and decided to pack up the car and head to her dad's home in Oregon. On the way, she clipped another car, went off the interstate, and set off a 2,000-acre blaze in Idaho, reports KTVB7. On the bright side, she and the other driver are fine, and the Idaho fire is out.

"I know I got out and I saw that the field was on fire and at that point I was just ... I was pretty devastated," she says. "I didn't want to do anything like that." (More Colorado stories.)

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