Large Grass Fire Near Vauxhall Sparked by Bullet During Target Shooting

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Over 90 acres burned up on Sunday near Vauxhall after a simple spark from a bullet hitting a metal target started a grass fire.

Another indication as to how dry things are right now.

On Easter Sunday, crews with the MD of Taber Regional Fire Service were called out to a large grass fire near Vauxhall.

Officials say a family was out having some fun target shooting, when a simple spark from a bullet hitting the metal target started a grass fire. The blaze quickly grew with the gusty wind and dry conditions.

Smoke could be seen from as far away as Barnwell and Grassy Lake.

Over 17,000 gallons of water was used to extinguish the fire that grew to almost 90 acres in size.

Taber Regional Fire officials advising people to use extreme caution with any outdoor activities right now which could start a wildfire. The good news is rain is in the forecast by this weekend.

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