Teenager Charged In June 12 Fire That Burned 8 Homes In Moab

Jul 27, 2018

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  A teenager has been charged in connection with the fire that burned eight homes in Moab last month.

The 16-year-old suspect was charged in Moab's 7th District Juvenile Court with reckless burning and causing a catastrophe.

The name and gender of the teen haven't been released and neither has details about how the fire started.

Authorities say the June 12 fire burned a dozen structures.

The fast-moving, wind-fueled fire forced the evacuation of about 150 people and resulted in several residents and firefighters being treated for smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion.