Teens charged in deadly Tenn. wildfires could get life in prison - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Teens charged in deadly Tenn. wildfires could get life in prison

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Photo courtesy Great Smoky Mountains National Park Photo courtesy Great Smoky Mountains National Park

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two teens charged with starting deadly wildfires in Tennessee could spend life in prison, according to prosecutors.

Fourteen people died in the wildfires, and 175 were hurt. 

Officials estimate the cost of the damage will top $5 million. Twenty-thousand acres of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park burned in the fires.

If the teens are convicted, they could spend anywhere from 60 years to life in prison.

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