Aw. This kind of sucks. School teacher Margaret Pavese got slapped with a misdemeanor charge for causing the 47+-acre Lick fire that erupted on Labor Day Weekend.
Apparently, she was using a burn barrel to get rid on some refuse the environmentally happy way. Oops.
According to the Chronicle, she could "face a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine...or all of the $13 million it cost to fight the fire, prosecutors said." On a teacher's salary, plus years of turning tricks, that's going to take eons to pay off.