2 Men Sentenced to Federal Prison For Involvement in Starting Illegal Campfire That Became Colby Fire

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Steven Aguirre, left, and Clifford Eugene Henry Jr. were sentenced to federal prison on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. They had had previously been convicted of starting an illegal campfire that developed into the massive Colby Fire. (Credit: Glendora Police Department)

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Two men were sentenced to federal prison Monday after being convicted for their involvement in setting an illegal campfire near Glendora that developed into the 1,952-acre Colby Fire, officials said.

Clifford Eugene Henry Jr., 22, of Glendora, received 6 months and a three-year term of supervised release, according to a news release from the office of the U.S. attorney for the Central District of California. Steven Robert Aguirre, 21, of Baldwin Park, was sentenced to 5 months and a three-year term of supervised release.

Henry and Aguirre were tried together in May. Both were found guilty of four charges, including a felony and three misdemeanors, in connection with the fire. U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu on Monday agreed to dismiss one of the misdemeanor charges.

A third defendant, Jonathan Carl Jarrell, was found guilty of unlawfully setting timber afire, a felony, and of illegally starting a fire, a misdemeanor. He is schedule to be sentenced later this month.

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