Glenburn man pleads guilty in forest fire case

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GLENBURN, Maine (WABI) - A Glenburn man will have to pay thousands of dollars for causing a wildfire in Glenburn.

75-year-old Richard Stolkner pleaded guilty on Thursday to a charge of failing to extinguish a fire, according to Maine Forest Rangers. He was fined $300.

He was also ordered to pay $5,100 to the fire departments who fought the blaze.

Crews were called to Sandy Beach Road in Glenburn on May 9th.

According to rangers, the fire damaged a vacant structure and destroyed an equipment trailer containing tools. It also slightly damaged a vehicle parked in the area.