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No Charges to be Filed in the Tea Fire

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The ten people suspected of starting last Fall's destructive wildfire in Montecito and Santa Barbara will only be charged for "misdemeanor trespassing and unlawfully building and using a campfire without permission," the Associated Press is reporting. The District Attorney said that he could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that their illegal campfire beget the conflagration that spread and destroyed 230 homes and burned near 2,000 acres. The Tea Fire began on November 13th around 5:45 p.m., hours after the group left where the fire began. It was believed that they did not completely put out the fire and winds later sparked up the fire.