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Exploding targets: Some want them banned, others say they’re no danger

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WENATCHEE — While dozens of wildfires were burning out of control in North Central Washington late last summer, at least two people decided it would be a good time to do some target shooting in the dry, grassy hills above Alta Lake. They set up an exploding target — a type of device blamed for starting at least two dozen fires across the west last summer — and fired at it, causing a loud boom, and a huge smoke-like cloud. The outing also resulted in the Goat Fire, which would burn 73,378 acres from Sept. 15 until Nov. 9

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