Small grass fire breaks out at Byers Canyon Rifle Range |

Small grass fire breaks out at Byers Canyon Rifle Range

A fire engine responds to the fire at the Byers Canyon Rifle Range. Emma Simmins/Sky-Hi News.

The Hot Sulphur Springs/ Parshall Fire Protection District, along with members of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office responded to a small grass fire at the Byers Canyon Rifle Range at about 2:30 p.m. The fire is currently contained.

The fire was about an acre in size, according to Lt. Dan Mayer of the Grand County Sheriff’s office. Mayer said that the Hot Sulphur Springs/Parshall Fire Department initially called for backup from the Granby Fire Department, but canceled the request shortly after.

No injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is not yet known.

This is the second fire to break out at the shooting range in a little over a month. A small fire ignited on Aug. 22 and was believed to be caused by a patron of the range shooting a tracer round.



Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grand County make the Sky-Hi News' work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User