Bullet ricochet sparks brush fire in Dry Canyon near Smithfield
SMITHFIELD, Utah — A 10-person crew responded to a brush fire in Dry Canyon near Smithfield Friday, and the fire was contained after an estimated 10-15 acres burned.
Fire Chief Jay Downs said the fire started due to a bullet ricochet at a nearby gun range. He said when conditions are as dry as this, even a small spark can ignite a blaze.
Just after 8 p.m., fire crews confirmed the blaze was contained.
Crews from Smithfield Fire and Cache County Fire responded, and a helicopter made several retardant drops.
FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.