By the time it was contained, the fire, which started May 21 of last year, had burned 29,000 hectares of forest in Manitoba and 3,000 in Ontario.
The blaze also damaged a kilometre of Hydro line, six homes, an equipment warehouse and a substation on Little Grand Rapids First Nation, 15 buildings at Moar Lake Lodge and five at Fishing Lake Lodge.
The cost of suppressing the fire came to $1.3 million in Manitoba and $500,000 in Ontario.
Damian Deacon Frost Bushie, 19, of Little Grand Rapids, and Ace River Turtle, 20, of Pikangikum, Ont., face charges of arson and leaving a place without ensuring the fire is out. A third suspect faces the same charges but can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
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