Idaho State Police say a Subaru was passing a Jeep when the Subaru’s driver had a mechanical problem, lost control, clipped the Jeep and went off the interstate.
Bureau of Land Mangement says the accident sparked a wildfire which would burn a total of about 2,000 acres. They declared that fire controlled Wednesday night.
But the chain reaction of events didn’t end there.
Krista McCann was living in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area when she evacuated due to the Waldo Canyon Fire.
On her drive to Ontario to surprise her dad, she didn’t make it past milemarker 66 on I-84 when her car started a wildfire.
“This is everything I own now,” said McCann as she showed us the few possessions from inside her purse.
At the age of 19, she’s escaped two fires.
McCann lived in the same house in Colorado Springs since she was nine. When the Waldo Canyon fire neared her neighborhood, she decided to leave.