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    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - An Ocean County teenager will spend his
    Saturdays maintaining firefighting equipment to fulfill the
    community service portion of his sentence for his role in causing a
    forest fire that caused $1 million in property damage.
    Phillip J. Marshall of Beachwood was sentenced to three years
    probation and 780 hours of community service on Wednesday by
    Superior Court Judge Edward Turnbach.
    Marshall, 19, pleaded guilty to arson in March under a deal
    struck with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. Marshall, who is
    due to graduate from high school this month, was spared a 364-day
    jail term he could have received under the plea bargain.
    He was one of three Beachwood residents charged in the June 2002
    fire that scorched 1,300 acres, destroyed one home and forced the
    evacuation of 500 others in central Ocean County and closed the
    Garden State Parkway for 12 hours.
    Authorities said the three failed to extinguish an illegal
    campfire after celebrating Ryan Mehan's 17th birthday with a beer
    party in the woods at Double Trouble State Park in Berkeley.
    Mehan received a year of probation after he pleaded guilty in
    Family Court to criminal mischief and witness tampering charges in
    September.
    On Monday, Christopher Walters, 20, pleaded guilty to criminal
    mischief charges as part of a deal struck with prosecutors.
    Walters - who had been charged with starting an illegal fire,
    damaging state property and disrupting public transportation -
    faces up to 364 days in jail when he is sentenced July 18.

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