- Associated Press - Friday, June 20, 2014

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - 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 (http://bit.ly/1noGiGT ) 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.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

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