How’s this for irony?

The man in charge of protecting the German state of Bavaria’s wooded areas, Forestry Minister Helmut Brunner, accidentally started a forest fire over the weekend, according to Germany’s The Local.

The blaze was sparked after Brunner dumped ashes, which he thought were extinguished, near his house. Upon discovering the fire a few hours later, Brenner called fire services, and several firefighters responded to contain the blaze worsened by a dry forest.

Fortunately, the fire was extinguished before it did any damage, and for Brunner, who had called for increased forest fire awareness in recent weeks, the experience only added a little more fuel to his fire safety campaign. Read more…

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Bavarian forestry minister accidentally sparks forest fire