Fires are not uncommon at "make-shift" shooting areas or unauthorized shooting area's. To date, two large fires have started as a result of firearms shooting activities in the unincorporated Utah County area.
Note the key word: activities.
Not shooting, not bullets, But "activities". Some activities that happen while shooting are: smoking and campfires. Let alone hot car engines, fireworks, and other things. Led/Copper cant start fires even heated to 500 degrees. Steel rounds may have a chance, but still is very slim as the metal is so soft.
Fires this year attributed to guns
Date/acreage/cost to fight
Feb. 10 - 3 acres - $2,257
March 17 - .1 acres - $50
May 26 - 4 acres - $240
May 30 - 12 acres - $645
June 12 - 10 acres - $945
June 24/29 - 8,495 acres - $1,000,000 (at least half of the acreage and cost attributed to shooting.)
July 14 - 244 acres - $200,000
Upon research only 2 of these were likely from shooting. And the largest only ˝ was “from shooting” Others were just started in/near common shooting areas.