The US Forest Service has announced last September’s Goat Mountain Fire was caused by people shooting at exploding targets.
The fire, which started September 15- burned more than 7,300 acres and caused numerous road closures and evacuations.
Forest Service Spokesman, Tom Knappenberger, told KOZI that the exploding targets can be purchased locally and have proven to be dangerous.
The penalty for starting a wildfire can include criminal charges as well as payment of costs to fight the fire and any damage it caused.
The goatMountain fire was declared controlled on November 9- nearly one month after it started."CLICK HERE" for Audio