The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released an investigation report for the Dog Mountain Fire in East Lewis County that started in May of this year. The report concluded that the cause of the fire was a commercially made or homemade exploding target. The cost of the fire was approximately $525,000.
Administrative Code (WAC) 332-52-145, exploding targets are illegal on DNR-managed lands. DNR wants to encourage you to be fire safe this summer. The hot temperatures will rapidly dry out the landscape.
July 3, 2013/Information from DNR