2 get prison for causing wildfire in LA suburb

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Updated: 8/04/2014 3:53 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men have been sentenced to prison for causing a destructive wildfire in the Los Angeles foothill suburb of Glendora in January.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Clifford Henry Jr. was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison and Steven Robert Aguirre was sentenced to five months.

Authorities say an illegal campfire sparked the Colby Fire on Jan. 16 in the Angeles National Forest in Glendora. Santa Ana winds propelled the fire into the city, where it destroyed five homes and damaged 17 other structures.

In May, the 22-year-old Henry and the 21-year-old Aguirre were convicted of lighting and failing to control an illegal campfire.

A third defendant, Jonathan Jarrell, was convicted in connection with the fire. He is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.

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