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Trial Delayed for Apex Fire Teens

Trial Delayed for Apex Fire Teens

Posted - May 12, 2004 at 4:57 p.m.



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Trial has been delayed for two juveniles accused of starting the Apex fire that burned more than 30-thousand acres west of St. George last summer.

Investigators say the two 16-year-old boys found and lit matches and sparked a fire they couldn't extinguish last June. The teens face charges of reckless endangerment and causing a catastrophe.

The fire burned more than 30-thousand acres about ten miles south of Dixie National Forest and took about a week to contain.

The trial had been expected to start today, but was continued earlier this week.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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