Bullet ricochet sparks brush fire in Dry Canyon near Smithfield

Posted at 7:18 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 23:07:32-04

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.