Skeet Shooting Incident Ignites Grass Fire in Mandan

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A skeet shooting accident in rural Mandan ignited a grass fire around 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Sonny Schmidt says the family was skeet shooting when debris hit a power line, snapping it.

The downed powerline started a grass fire, which burned about 3 acres on County Road 1-40.

Mandan Rural Fire Department responded to the incident.