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Wind-Fueled Fire

KSAL Staff - February 29, 2016 11:31 am

Weekend target practice led to a large grass fire south of Salina.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 160 acres of grass and fence posts were burned after target practice ignited and burned a swath of grass from the 3000 block of S. Simpson Road, north to near Magnolia on Saturday around 4pm.

Deputies say Tannerite targets, which explode when struck by a rifle round, were being used at a property owned by Michael Forristal.

Fire crews from District 1, 2 and 7 assisted Fire District #5 in controlling the fire that was not completely extinguished until after 11pm.