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Teen accused of starting devastating San Diego wildfire

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:45 PM - A thirteen year-old girl faces four felony and one misdemeanor charge relating to a devastating San Diego wildfire that destroyed nearly 40 homes back in May.

On Wednesday, a judge ruled that the teen was fit to stand trial.

The girl lives in the community where the fire occurred. If found guilty on all counts, she could face up to thirteen years in prison and her parents may be responsible for restitution.


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The fire caused an estimated $10.4 million in damages.

At an earlier court appearance, a judge imposed a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and prohibited the girl from leaving home without her parents.

The fire charred 895 hectares of land and forced hundreds of families from their homes.

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