Teens Face Criminal Charges for Wildfire

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Two teens are charged with class four felonies in connection with the Woodmen Valley Fire.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says the teenage boys, ages 14 and 15, were both issued a summons Thursday, on the felony charge of 4th Degree Arson.

Authorities believe the teens started a campfire that got out of control. The fire burned 30-45 acres in the Woodmen Valley area.

Many neighbors broke out garden hoses, rakes, and shovels to keep the fires away from their homes. People like Jeff Kouri.

"It was pretty hectic, because we were getting ready to leave for high school graduation. It started and we had go out with hoses before it got to our property," Kouri said.

If convicted, the teens could face up to two years detention, community service, and fines. Those fines could add up to thousands of dollars, including the cost of fighting the fire.


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