COEUR D'ALENE -- A 19-year-old North Idaho man is charged with driving drunk and setting fire to hay bales, sparking a blaze that destroyed a barn and its contents.
Gary L. Brown of Bonner's Ferry was arrested early Tuesday after the Boundary County Sheriff's Office received reports at about 2 a.m. that hay bales were on fire in the northern part of the county.
One fire destroyed a barn along with the farm equipment and several tons of baled hay stored inside. A damage estimate hasn't been determined.
Court records say Brown's bail was set $100,000 on an arson charge during an initial court appearance Tuesday. His preliminary hearing is set for July 26.
Two 17-year-olds who were with him were cited for being minors under the influence of alcohol.