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On Target Range on fire.

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Post by ddstuder » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:55 pm

I don't have any information other than a video posted on a Facebook page. Looks like alot of black smoke, and you could hear the ammo burning off.

I saw the video on the DFW Scanner page.

https://www.facebook.com/DFWScanner/

https://www.facebook.com/cole.davis.587 ... 298185567/

http://www.ontargetfirearms.com/
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Post by ddstuder » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:56 pm

This is on 377 SW of Benbrook in an area known as Whiskey Flats, for those who are not familiar.
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Post by sjfcontrol » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:16 pm

Just guessing here, but probably some yahoo using incendiary ammo into a shredded rubber backstop.
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Post by AJSully421 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:09 pm

That sucks... I live in SW Benbrook, just off 377 & 2871. That is my preferred range if I don't feel like driving to the ranch.

I hope they had insurance, and I hope that they rebuild.
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Post by rytchard » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:16 pm

Darn! That's the range I go to! :shock:

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Post by Crossfire » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:21 pm

They are saying it was an electrical fire. But, whatever it was, the range is gone. A total loss.
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Post by Jusme » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:31 pm

That's a shame been in there a couple of times good folks working there. Also where I had my fingerprints and photo taken for my CHL. Hope they had insurance and can rebuild.
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Post by Beiruty » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:01 am

The owner is a Certified NRA instructor for many courses. His range popped up when I was considering to get certification for Instructor for Reloading and Pistol.
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Post by rtschl » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:18 am

I saw the owner on one of the local news stations tonight. He said he is going to rebuild but it will take time. At the time of the fire there were almost 40 people in the building when it started. ATF is investigating but the news reporter said it did appear to be an electrical malfunction. His retail building was apparently not damaged.
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Post by joe817 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:25 am

From the WFAA interview with the owner, the fire was contained to the ammo bunker, or in his words, "a secured room where the ammunition was stored." The fire marshal who was on scene did say the fire was contained to the ammunition room, which spread. The storefront, WFAA reported, was not destroyed. The owner, to me, seemed to , construct the building to minimize the damage, if such a catastrophic event were to occur. I pray he recovers quickly from this horrible loss. He is a business owner and kept his customers and employees safety in mind.
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Post by TexasGal » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:31 am

What a shame! I liked that range and everyone was always nice when I used it. They have my sympathy and hopes for a speedy rebuild!
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Post by Aggie72BQ » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:49 am

Scheduled for fingerprint scan Wednesday morning. Is that part destroyed/closed as well? I live in Granbury.


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Post by n5wd » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:36 am

Aggie72BQ wrote:Scheduled for fingerprint scan Wednesday morning. Is that part destroyed/closed as well? I live in Granbury.
I would call, today, and check to see if they are re-scheduling the appointments. I doubt, based on what we saw on the television reports, that they're going to be open for business anytime soon.
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Post by Nano » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:41 am

AJSully421 wrote:That sucks... I live in SW Benbrook, just off 377 & 2871. That is my preferred range if I don't feel like driving to the ranch.

I hope they had insurance, and I hope that they rebuild.
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