Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bosque Fire Charges Denied.(Final)

Byline: Katie Burford Journal Staff Writer

* Three teens are accused of starting a blaze that seared hundreds of acres along the Rio Grande

Three teens arrested in connection with the first of two wildland fires to scorch the Rio Grande bosque last week denied the charges against them during separate hearings Tuesday.

Police have accused the boys of starting the fires while playing with fireworks June 24.

Ricky Navarrette, 16, Fernando Anaya, 13, and Steven Sedillo, 13, are charged with negligent arson, conspiracy, negligent use of explosives and possession of fireworks. Sedillo faces additional charges: two counts of tampering with evidence because he is suspected of throwing away the fireworks he had and changing his shirt in an attempt to avoid being caught. …

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