Sunday, September 14, 2008

grass fire

A fire was started at the range a couple of weeks ago. It was caused by shooters who were firing incendiary ammo. A round bounced into the dry grass and before it could be put out, it burned both the 200 and 100 yard back berm. The Babbitt Fire Department was called out and between the Fire Department and the shooters, it was quickly brought under control.

This has been the first time that something like this has occurred and rather than "ban" ammo, the membership, after much discussion, decided that when the fire danger in our area is high, signs on all three ranges would be posted stating: "due to extreme wildfire danger, these ranges are temporily closed to incendary ammo".

The grass is already growing back.