The federal government has recovered nearly $90,000 spent fighting a 1995 wildfire that charred about 930 acres of Bureau of Land Management land, the U.S. Attorney's office said Wednesday.

The Samuel McIntyre Investment Co. agreed last week to pay $88,900 to rehabilitate the land and cover costs of extinguishing the blaze.Tim Green, an employee of the company, pleaded guilty to a state arson charge for setting the fire on the western edge of the Little Sahara Recreation Area, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

The federal government filed suit against the company to recover the costs.

"The recovery is another example of the government's renewed efforts to require parties responsible for wildfires to repay taxpayers for the costs incurred in suppressing the fires and rehabilitating the land, said David Schwendiman, U.S. attorney for Utah.