Grass fire in Cherry Creek State Park likely caused by hot bullet

An 8-acre grass fire on the south side of Cherry Creek State Park on Thursday afternoon likely was sparked by a hot bullet from a nearby shooting range, according to fire investigators.

No one was injured and no structures were destroyed in the fire, which has been 100% contained, according to South Metro Fire Rescue.

The Family Shooting Center, a full service public outdoor range, is operated at the park.

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