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Teenager sentenced to community service for San Marcos fire
Teenager sentenced to community service for San Marcos fire

A 14-year-old girl convicted of setting the 2014 fire that burned nearly 2,000 acres and destroyed or damaged 40 homes and other structures in northern San Diego County was sentenced Wednesday to 400 hours of community service but no time in custody. San Diego County Judge Howard Shore, sitting in Juvenile Court, spared the girl from incarceration at Juvenile Hall. Along with community service, the girl must seek therapy. Shore set a hearing in July to determine whether the girl's parents must pay restitution to the victims. Damage from the fires was estimated at more than $10 million. The fire raged from May 14 to May 22 and, at its height, was battled by more than 500...

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