Sentencing set for 2 on Arizona wildfire charges
Web Producer: Laura Kittell
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Two cousins who admitted starting the largest wildfire in Arizona history are set to be sentenced Wednesday in federal court.
Caleb and David Malboeuf each face up to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine.
The men were camping in eastern Arizona's Apache Sitgreaves National Forest in May 2011 when their campfire spread outside its rings, sparking the Wallow Fire. The blaze burned more than 538,000 acres in Arizona and parts of western New Mexico before it was fully contained.
The cousins pleaded guilty in March to misdemeanor charges of building a campfire without clearing flammable material and leaving it unattended in an agreement with prosecutors.
The presentence report recommends probation, community service, restitution and a 30-day jail sentence.
Defense attorneys say they'll argue for no jail time.
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