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Restitution in TRE Fire $556,759.86

Restitution in last year’s 7,500-acre TRE fire was calculated down to the penny on Friday, when Wellington resident Steven Walter Cozad was ordered to pay $556,759.86. Cozad was conducting an outdoor burn at his mother’s home, May 20, 2012, two days before sparks from the burn set the fire that destroyed two homes, several outbuildings and many vehicles. Senior Judge Steve McMorris, who also sentenced Cozad to serve 70 days in jail, pointed out that it was unlikely that Cozad, who’s also facing an unrelated felony burglary charge, would ever be able to pay that money. “Recovering that much money …

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