UPDATE: A state fire marshal's report says a wildfire that burned stretches of land in Elko County's most popular tourist attraction was likely caused by someone shooting at a rock.
 
The Elko Daily Free Press reports the conclusion contradicts the preliminary assessment of a private investigator hired by the Spring Creek Association's insurance company.
 
The fire started on the morning of Sept. 30 just above the Spring Creek shooting range. It spread eastward into Lamoille Canyon where it burned more than 14 square miles (36 square kilometers) and destroyed a Lions Club lodge and a private cabin.
 
Nevada Fire Marshal investigator John Boykin was called to the scene on the following morning. Assisted by officer Joe Rodriguez, he concluded that the fire most likely started below a large, white-faced rock.
 
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Original Story: The Forest Service says the 9,196-acre Range 2 Fire near Spring Creek is now 98% contained.

Nevada's fire marshal is asking for the public's help in the search for the target shooters who are believed to have sparked the wildfire in the Ruby Mountains.

State investigators say the fire started the morning of Sept. 30 behind the Spring Creek Shooting range southeast of Elko.

The fire has since destroyed an historic camp lodge and temporarily trapped several campers and hikers above Lamoille Canyon.

If anyone with information that could help identify the person or persons who started the fire they should contact the fire marshal's office at 775-684-7500.

The Forest Service says portions of Lamoille Canyon remain closed to the public. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)