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Teen who started fire that burned 48,000 acres ordered to pay $36 million

CNN

( CNN) When you play with fire, there are bound to be consequences.

On Monday, an Oregon judge ordered the son, who pleaded guilty to starting the Eagle Creek wildfire last year, to pay $36,618, 330.24 in restitution to cover the damages.

The teen said he tossed fireworks in the woods while hiking on Eagle Creek trail on Sept. 2, 2017, according to court documents obtained by CNN. One of those fireworks ignited the massive wildfire in Oregon, which burned more than 48,000 acres.

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