Cause of Lewis County fire was exploding target

July 3, 2013 

The Dog Mountain Fire that spread to 200 acres in Lewis County this May was caused by an exploding target, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

A commercially made or homemade exploding target is believed to have set the May 4 blaze fought by 100 firefighters and two helicopters, according to a news release.

Exploding targets are illegal on DNR-managed lands.

No suspects have been identified.

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