Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Several dozen acres burned today at a rifle shooting range located on Chaumont Road, owned by Park Mammoth. According to emergency workers at the scene, dry grass ignited as a result of rifle fire by several shooters at the range. High winds from the approaching thunderstorm blew in from the south west and quickly spread the fire throughout the field.
Fortunately, the fire was contained to the large field only and was kept away from the woods. Responding to the blaze were the Brownsville, Rocky Hill, Chalybeate, and Park City Fire Departments.
Firefighters had the fire under control in about an hour. Several departments actually met heavy rains on their way back to their respective stations. Wind gusts in northern Warren County were recorded at 62mph today during the severe thunderstorm that swept through Edmonson County.
No injuries were reported in the fire.