Men hurt while trying to start fire with explosives

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HAYDEN - Two men were hurt Friday when they tried to use exploding target material to start a fire at a shooting pit.

Dylan E. Dodd, 20, of Coeur d'Alene, was treated for serious injuries at Kootenai Medical Center and was listed in stable condition. Alex L. Encinas, 23, of Athol, was treated at KMC.

According to a Kootenai County Sheriff's Office press release, the two men and another friend, Dane E. Anderson, 20, of Coeur d'Alene, had spent most of the day at the Hayden Creek shooting pit, northeast of Hayden, and were trying to start a fire around 5 p.m.

"Having trouble starting the fire, Dodd and Encinas decided to use some of their leftover exploding target material as an accelerant," the release said. "When Dodd neared the fire with the material, which was contained in a bag, the material exploded, severely injuring Dodd's right hand. Encinas also suffered lower body injuries."

Anderson was not injured.

The men drove to a convenience store, where they were met by an ambulance.

Investigators said the material involved in the incident was an unidentified exploding target material purchased at a local sporting goods store.

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