GILLETTE, Wyo. — Investigators say two children may have started a grass fire that threatened several structures in northeast Wyoming.

The fire Monday burned two-thirds of a square mile (1 square kilometer) in the Gillette area. No homes or other buildings burned.

Police Lt. Chuck Deaton tells the Gillette News-Record (http://bit.ly/2wj0gl1) two girls ages 11 and 12 told investigators they used hairspray and a cigarette lighter to burn a sweater.

The girls said they poured water and stomped on the flames before leaving the sweater outside.

Deaton says it’s not known yet whether the girls started the fire.


Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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