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Cary teen charged with half-million dollar fire

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CARY, N.C. -

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with starting a culvert fire that could cost around half a million dollars, Cary Police said Tuesday.

Cary Police charged Tristan Zammit, 17, of Brownfield Drive in Cary with a Class 2 Misdemeanor: Intentionally Setting Fire to Grass, Brush lands, or Woodlands in the case of last Thursday's culvert fire that significantly damaged a portion of Cary Parkway.

A fire caused damage to a 12-by-8 foot culvert that will require 100 feet of pipe to be replaced. The repairs will include tearing up the pavement, replacing the damaged pipe and repaving. 

Zammit admitted to starting the fire, police said. If ;convicted, Zammit faces up to 60 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

"We are incredibly thankful for the many pieces of information from citizens that helped us solve this case," said Capt. Don Hamilton of the Town of Cary's Criminal Investigations Unit. "This fire is a crime with costly impacts to our community and the state."

Emergency personnel responded to the fire just after 6 p.m. on Thursday. A long portion of the culvert collapsed, which will require the rebuilding of this section of Cary Parkway by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, a process that is expected to  last several weeks and cost around $500,000, Cary Police said.

The west-bound Cary Parkway from Two Creeks Road to Lake Pine Drive remains closed to all traffic; drivers have been detoured using Kildaire Farm Road to Tryon Road to Lake Pine Drive. East-bound Cary Parkway remains open to drivers, but  when construction starts next week, east-bound Cary Parkway will also close to drivers and follow the same detours currently in place.

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