This Sept. 4, 2017, photo shows people at a viewpoint overlooking the Columbia River watching the Eagle Creek wildfire burning in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland. (Inciweb via AP)

This Sept. 4, 2017, photo shows people at a viewpoint overlooking the Columbia River watching the Eagle Creek wildfire burning in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland. (Inciweb via AP)

Washington teen must repay $37M for starting Oregon wildfire

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