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Wildland fire may have been started by target shooters

 A wildland fire estimated to be under six acres was brought under control Friday morning, June 3, a fire official said.

A wildland fire estimated to be under six acres was brought under control Friday morning, June 3, a fire official said.

PRESCOTT VALLEY — A wildland fire estimated to be under six acres was brought under control Friday morning, June 3, a fire official said.

The Pronghorn Fire was reported about 10 p.m. Thursday night on Forest Service and state lands northeast of Coyote Springs Road and Pronghorn Lane in Prescott Valley.

No structures were threatened, and Central Arizona Fire Battalion Chief Brad Davis said the cause is believed to be from target shooters.

About 40 to 45 people responded, including units from Central Arizona Fire, US Forest Service fire engines, and the Truckee Interagency Hotshot crew.

Firefighters initially found the blaze to be two to three acres in size.

Central Arizona Fire Battalion Chief Todd Abel said his and the US Forest Service crews were being released from the scene around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Abel said the fire was in the mop-up stage by 11:30 a.m. Friday.