A man who tried to burn an anthill in west-central Michigan started a blaze that damaged about an acre of land.

The Daily News of Greenville reports the fire was set Tuesday afternoon in Lakeview, about 40 miles north-northeast of Grand Rapids. The flames quickly spread to a nearby wooded area.

Firefighters were on the scene about an hour and extinguished the blaze.

Lakeview Fire Chief Clark Newell says the man who started the fire will be billed for the cost of the run.