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Trial date set for girl accused of starting Cocos Fire

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A March 10 trial date was set Wednesday for a teenage girl accused of sparking a San Marcos-area wildfire that blackened nearly 2,000 acres and destroyed 40 structures, most of them homes.

In August, the 13-year-old was found mentally competent to stand trial on four counts of arson.

She will be back in court Feb. 19 for a readiness conference. Her trial is scheduled to be held downtown.

The Cocos Fire broke out May 14 and was one of more than a dozen brushfires that erupted in critically hot, dry and windy conditions. Officials set the cost of extinguishing the fires at nearly $28 million.

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