Guns blamed for starting wildfires in parched West

Guns blamed for starting wildfires in parched West

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Crews stand by as smoke rises from the Shingle Fire east of Cedar City, Utah. Evacuations were ordered as the 500-acre wildfire that broke out Sunday threatened about 100 cabins inside Dixie National Forest. Target shooting or other firearms use sparked at least 21 wildfires in Utah, and Gov. Gary Herbert took the unusual step of authorizing the top state forest official to impose gun restrictions on public lands after a gunfire-sparked fire.
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