The last of three men convicted of starting a campfire that later destroyed five homes east of Los Angeles has been sentenced to probation, but he likely will be paying restitution the rest of his life.
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.