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A small grass fire was caused by an explosive device heard in downtown Shelton early Tuesday afternoon.

SHELTON — An explosive device caused a small grass fire early Tuesday afternoon in downtown Shelton that is under investigation.

Mason County Fire Marshal Mike Patti said remnants of a small explosive device were handed over to Shelton Police Department for further investigation.

The fire of about 10 feet by 10 feet on a hillside near Alder Street was extinguished by employees of nearby ProBuild and City Center Motel, Patti said. After hearing an explosion, they brought fire extinguishers to the fire scene and snuffed it out, he said, adding the fire was out when Central Mason Fire & EMS arrived.

No one was hurt in the explosion and fire.

Patti said the small device was apparently thrown from a vehicle.

“Obviously it was intentionally set,” Patti said.

Central Mason and Shelton police were following leads, he said.'

iFIBER One News was unable to contact Shelton police officials.

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