By Steve Neavling
Investigators are trying to determine whether an off-duty Border Patrol agent who was target shooting sparked a large wild fire in southern Arizona.
Border Patrol officials indicated in a statement to Fox News that they were aware of an investigation that “involves an off-duty Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent” that they did not identify.”
“The agent was involved in recreational shooting and immediately reported the fire after it begun,” officials with the Tucson Sector added.
State fire officials declined to comment on the investigation.
The fire burned 63 square miles of grass, brush and trees.
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