Snowman wrote:Watch for smoke, stomp it out. That simple. Come on folks. And no exploding targets in dry brush, duh!
Shooting rifle at 100 yards -- by the time you see smoke, you've got a three-foot high fire started and you aren't going to be able to do a darn thing about it except call 9-1-1 and let them know where to send the first responders.
As for the "dump fire" - heard in one news report (standard disclaimer about reliability of early news reports goes here) that it was the shooters who called 9-1-1. No charges had been filed as of yesterday, though BLM is saying now illegal to shoot on their land (didn't say where or how long restrictions would be in place).
Any of the popular shooting places have bits of things on the ground that people have thought would be fun to shoot. Doesn't take steel or steel core bullets if you already have something that will spark when hit with something else. The bullet can make two other things collide and spark.
-- written from the Fairfield Inn where my wife and I are staying until we can return to our home after the mandatory evacuation order is lifted --