Target shooting banned in wildlife area near Selah

  • Fri Jun 20th, 2014 3:07pm
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Associated Press

YAKIMA — The state Fish and Wildlife Department has banned target shooting in the Wenas Wildlife Area, which covers 178 square miles between Ellensburg and Selah.

A wildfire that burned about 15 square miles of grass and brush this week near Selah was started at an unofficial shooting range.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports it was the third fire this season sparked by target shooting in the area. A fourth fire was started by illegal fireworks.

The target shooting ban announced Friday will be in effect until Oct. 1.