Three men who were convicted of causing a Los Angeles-area wildfire that destroyed homes and forced thousands to flee have been ordered to pay $9 million in restitution.
A third man was convicted Thursday of accidentally causing the 1,900-acre Colby wildfire after setting an illegal campfire in the Glendora Hills.
Three men accused of starting the 1,900-acre Colby Fire pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges of illegally setting and failing to control an unauthorized campfire.
A federal grand jury has indicted three men on charges of causing a Los Angeles-area wildfire that burned five homes.
Jonathan Jarrell, 24, of Irwindale, 22-year-old Clifford Henry Jr. of Glendora and 21-year-old transient Steven Aguirre allegedly started a campfire early in the morning on Jan. 16.
The three initially denied having any involvement in the blaze.