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Exploding targets under scrutiny after fire

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WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — While dozens of wildfires were burning out of control in north central Washington last summer, two people decided to do some target shooting in the dry, grassy hills above Alta Lake. They set up an exploding target and fired at it, causing a loud boom and a huge smoke-like cloud. The outing resulted in the Goat Fire, which would burn 73,378 acres, the Wenatchee World reported.

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