Grass Fire Closes Shooting Range [PHOTOS]

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A fire that occurred near the shooting range on Little Firehole Road is currently under investigation.

Crews from the Bureau of Land Management, Fire District #1, and Sweetwater County Fire Department responded at about 9:30 a.m. to the report of a wild fire near the county shooting range. The blaze burned about two acres before it was contained.

Due to continued efforts of fire crews, the shooting range will be closed today and tomorrow. They will reevaluate the situation tomorrow to determine when the range will reopen to the public.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. This is the sixth grass fire reported in Sweetwater County this week as grass continues to dry out and fire risk increases.

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