Teen confessed to setting wildfire: "Guess I was being bad"
LIVINGSTON- A 17-year-old was booked into the parish jail here after being arrested on charges of simple arson.
The Department of Agriculture and Forestry said Austin Tycoty Brewer set a fire at a timber company and it spread into a 43-acre wildfire in March. Fifteen acres were burned at Weyerhaeuser Timber Company. The fire caused $4,563 worth of damage.
"When the fire was started, weather conditions were extremely dry and windy. These conditions can cause the fire to spread quickly and create an even more dangerous situation," said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.
In a news release from the department, a spokesperson said Brewer admitted he started the blaze but did not elaborate on why.
During questioning he said, "I guess I was being bad."
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