Idaho Man Billed for Cost of 2015 Fire in Celebration Park
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A Nampa man has been billed for the cost of a 2015 fire in Celebration Park that Bureau of Land Management officials say he started.
KIVI-TV reports that Celedonio Perez-Sanchez received a copy of a "Fire Trespass Case Summary" with an itemized breakdown of costs associated with the fire, which burned more than 11 square miles on June 6. He has been asked to pay nearly $324,800.
According to the summary, Perez-Sanchez told Canyon County Lake patrol officers that the campfire that started the blaze was his and that he had lost control of it. Perez-Sanchez said he is on disability and will likely be unable to pay such a hefty fine. No citation was issued in the case and the document was unclear on what steps needed to occur for Perez-Sanchez to pay the bill.