BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - Benton County Fire District 2 investigators think bullets are to blame for a massive fire in Benton County.
The Chief for Benton County Fire District 2 reported that over 500 acres of land was destroyed near a Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Facility Saturday afternoon.
Firefighters got the call around one o'clock after workers at the shooting range noticed smoke and flames in the distance.
Investigators said they think a bullet ricocheted off nearby metal or a rock and sparked the fire.
Everyone was evacuated from the range and there were no reported injuries.
40 firefighters from the Tri-Citites surrounding area responded to the huge fire. Officials said a fire this large is unusual for the area.