September 10, 2014
By Brett Snider, Esq.
An Oregon woman has confessed to setting a 51,000-acre wildfire to help out her “bored firefighter friends,” and now she’s due to be sentenced.
Sadie Renee Johnson, 23, was convicted in federal court in May after pleading guilty to setting the Sunnyside Turnoff Fire, which forced evacuations of dozens of homes and closed the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Village, reports Central Oregon’s KTVZ. In Johnson’s defense, she said she thought she was only setting “a two-day fire.”