Teens Get Probation for Ray May Fire

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Two 15-year-old boys were sentenced to probation for sparking a wildfire that burned six square miles south of Gardnerville and cost an estimated $2.8 million to put out.

Courtesy Jordan Barr

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two 15-year-old boys were sentenced to probation for sparking a wildfire that burned six square miles south of Gardnerville and cost an estimated $2.8 million to put out.

Douglas County District Court Judge David Gamble on Tuesday
ordered the teens to complete 500 hours of fire-related community
service.

The Ray May Fire began Aug. 16 after the boys didn't properly extinguish a campfire at a makeshift fort.

KTVN-TV in Reno reported the teens pleaded guilty to gross negligence.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/oiX72M ) theboys apologized. Their lawyer characterized the fire as an accident.

Several structures burned, including one unoccupied Bureau of
Land Management dwelling, a seasonal guest house on private land
and at least five outbuildings.


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