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VIDEO: North Okanagan man's experiment shows a cigarette can start a fire in minutes

A Facebook video posted to social media by a North Okanagan man shows just how easily a fire can be started by a cigarette butt.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Country Mile Offroad
July 18, 2017 - 11:52 AM

ARMSTRONG - A video showing the dangers of tossing a cigarette butt has grabbed a lot of attention on social media in B.C.

The video posted to Facebook on July 13 by Chad Majauskas with Country Mile Offroad in Armstrong shows him dropping a cigarette into a grass field in what he describes as a “controlled test.” The video shows the burning cigarette ignite a small fire.

As of this today, July 18, the three minute video has gathered about 350,000 views and over 8,800 shares on Facebook

Majauskas has also started a fundraiser for the victims of the B.C. wildfires. He's selling metal fabricated B.C. Strong emblems featuring an outline of the province with the word 'strong' and a heart cut into the metal.

There are currently 122 wildfires burning across B.C., according to the B.C. Wildfire Service. 

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