Horse manure is bursting into flames in New York summer heat
THROOP, N.Y. -- Upstate New York residents called 911 complaining of smoke and foul odors after scorching summer heat caused horse manure to spontaneously catch fire earlier this month. According to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, authorities received "multiple calls complaining of smells and smoke emanating from a burning pile of horse manure in the town of Throop" on July 5.