Teens Enter Guilty Plea in Table Mountain Fire

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Two teens will split a $170,000 restitution payment and do community service for a 200 acre wildfire that threatened homes in Jefferson County.

The fire started July 22 after the boys shot off fireworks in county open space.

The 15-year-old boys, who were not identified because of their age, pleaded guilty Wednesday to fourth-degree arson and firing woods and prairies.

They were sentenced to one year of probation and 40 hours of community service with the Fairmount Fire Protection District. The felony charges will be dropped if they successfully complete their probation.

The $170,000 in restitution will cover firefighting costs and damage to victims' properties.