UPDATE: Kids light fidget spinner on fire, spark 30-acre fire

Updated: Jun. 9, 2017 at 3:17 PM MST
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SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A 30-acre brush fire is being blamed by officials on a fidget spinner - and a match.

According to a news release from Sierra Vista Police Department, two juveniles somehow started a fire with the popular toy and were unable to extinguish it.

The release didn't say exactly how the device was used to ignite the May 26 fire in the area of Calle Cumbre and Avenida Del Sol.

SVPD Cpl. Tim Wachtel cleared things up.

A lit match, not friction from the spinner, was what started the fire. The kids had the spinner and a lit match together, Wachtel said, and the spinner caught fire.

"They freaked out and dropped the spinner in brush," Wachtel said.

No other information about the fire or what kind of punishment the two juveniles are possibly facing was immediately available.

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