Court records show that Durfey was charged Monday in 6th District Court with the third-degree felony for starting the Lost Lake Fire on June 3 near the town of Teasdale in the Fish Lake National Forest. It took about two weeks to contain. Fighting it cost about $3.2 million.
An arrest warrant affidavit said Durfey admitted to authorities that he started several fires along a horse-and-foot trail with a cigarette lighter after becoming frustrated with the amount of fallen timber blocking his riding route.
Prosecutors have asked that a warrant be issued for his arrest. It was not immediately known if Durfey has an attorney.