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Defense presents case in Cocos Fire trial

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The prosecution rested its case and the defense took up theirs on Friday in the trial of a teenage girl accused of setting the Cocos Fire.

Prosecutors say the girl set a fire near her home and embers from it started the Cocos Fire that destroyed 36 homes and burned 2,000 acres.

During the trial, a Cal Fire investigator backed up the prosecutors claim.

During the defense, a fire consultant disagreed, saying he doesn't see how one fire could have started the other.

The teen faces more than 13 years in custody if convicted of all charges.

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