A\u00a015-year-old boy who started a fire that ravaged\u00a075 square miles of land is being asked to pay $37 million in restitution.\r\nThe Vancouver, Washington, teen started the wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon last September after throwing a firework that exploded in the air. A second firework with a longer fuse that he threw ignited brush.\r\nThe flames spread quickly and forced evacuations\u00a0and\u00a0the shutdown of a highway. The blaze also\u00a0ravaged hiking trails that attract more than 3 million visitors per year.\r\nEleven requests have been made in court to cover the costs of firefighting, damage to homes and restoration, the\u00a0Associated Press\u00a0reported.\r\nThe U.S. Forest Service wants $21 million, and the Oregon Department of Transportation wants $12.5 million. Other claims range from $4,563 to $1.6 million.\r\nThe teenager's attorney, Jack Morris, urged Hood River County Circuit Court Judge John Olson to impose a "reasonable and rational amount" of restitution,\u00a0OregonLive\u00a0reported. \u201cIt is an extraordinary amount of restitution being sought,\u201d Olson said.\r\nThe judge\u00a0said the largest figure he could find for juvenile restitution was for $114,000, and he would soon issue a\u00a0written ruling.\r\nThe boy was sentenced to community service and probation after he pleaded guilty in February to reckless burning of public and private property and other charges.\r\nHe had to write more than 150 letters of apology to those whose properties were affected by the fire. His\u00a0name has been withheld by the authorities due to public anger over his actions.\u00a0\r\n"I get to look at torched Angel\u2019s Rest every day,"\u00a0farmer Paul Smith told the AP.\u00a0"It will never be the same. You can\u2019t financially quantify the damage he\u2019s done."