LOS ANGELES (CN) – Two men who set an illegal campfire in L.A. County that erupted into the destructive Colby Fire were sentenced Monday to 6 and 5 months in federal prison.
The Colby Fire swept through 1,700 acres of forest above Glendora in January and destroyed six homes, damaged eight others, and injured two firefighters and a civilian. Damages and costs of fighting the fire exceeded $6 million.
Clifford Eugene Henry Jr., 22, of Glendora, was sentenced Monday to 6 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of probation.
Steven Robert Aguirre, 21, of Baldwin Park, was sentenced to 5 months, plus 3 years of supervised release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
They were tried together in May and found guilty of one felony and three misdemeanors.
A third defendant, Jonathan Carl Jarrell, was found guilty of a felony and a misdemeanor. He will be sentenced later this month.
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