Weather of Arabia - Police in the US state of Utah arrested a man on charges of causing huge forest fires, while trying to kill a spider, the Guardian newspaper reported.
And the "Sky News" network reported, on Wednesday, that the US police in Utah arrested the 26-year-old man, last Monday, north of Salt Lake City, the state capital.
Corey Martin said he was out for a walk when he spotted the spider in a mountainside area, where he tried to burn it with a lighter. The man did not explain why he tried to burn the spider.
A US police official said there was no evidence that the young man set the fire on purpose.
However, he stressed that what Martin did was a reckless and inexplicable decision, indicating that even the young man himself might not know why he did this act.
The young man is in pretrial detention due to his reckless behavior, which led to a fire, and quantities of marijuana (drugs) were found in the backpack that was with the man when he was arrested.
It is noteworthy that the state of Utah is very dry amid severe drought conditions, which increased the fires in the region's forests.
The incident, which occurred on Monday, August 1, caused a massive fire in the area's forests, which burned about a square kilometer until Tuesday without any damage to homes, according to fire officials.