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Prosecutors Charge Juvenile In Weber Fire

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An image from the Weber Fire (credit: Twitter: @LPC_OEM)

An image from the Weber Fire (credit: Twitter: @LPC_OEM)

DENVER (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a juvenile has been charged with delinquency in connection with a wildfire in southwest Colorado.

The Weber Fire started south of Mancos on June 22. It burned more than 15 square miles and cost an estimated $3.2 million. It was fully contained July 5.

Jeffrey Dorschner, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said Thursday court records indicate the youth gathered up leaves and underbrush around a bush and set it on fire, igniting nearby timber.

The name and gender of the juvenile has not been disclosed.

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