GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A 13-year-old girl faces attempted murder and arson charges for allegedly setting a series of small fires in April.

One of the fires burned down the girl’s family home.

The Jefferson County’s Sheriff’s Department says the girl meant for the fires to kill her family.

Three of the fires were near Kittredge and one was near Evergreen.

Authorities emphasized on Friday that she was not responsible for the much larger Meyer Ranch Fire along Highway 285 near Conifer that broke out around the same time. That 40 acre wildfire forced 80 home evacuations.

The family of the girl told CBS4 on Friday they didn’t think she should face attempted murder charges, but they acknowledged that their daughter needs help.

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  1. meesha4 says:

    THROW HER IN JAIL and SHOW her CONSEQUENCES for her actions. THROW HER PARENTS in jail for not being reponsible. MAKE THEM PAY for any private-sector funded responses from her actions. I’m old enough to REMEMBER DETENTION HOMES for GARBAGE. Boot camp would be the answer for the entire family. I am damned sick and tired of working my butt of to have my PAYCHECK decimated to pay for GARBAGE like this.

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