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Three Men Found Guilty of Setting Illegal Campfire That Became The Destructive Colby Fire

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Credit: Department of Justice Credit: Department of Justice

The third man involved in an illegal campfire above Glendora that erupted out of control to become the destructive Colby Fire was found guilty this afternoon of federal criminal charges.

Jonathan Carl Jarrell, 24, was found guilty of a felony offense of unlawfully setting timber afire. After a three-day trial, a jury also convicted Jarrell of a misdemeanor offense of illegally starting a fire. (The jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on two other misdemeanor fire-related charges.)

Two other defendants – Clifford Eugene Henry Jr, 22, of Glendora, and Steven Robert Aguirre, 21 – were each found guilty last Friday of four charges (one felony and three misdemeanors) related to the fire.

The Colby Fire started on the morning of January 16. By that evening, the fire had consumed more than 1,700 acres of federal, state, local and private lands. The fire had also…

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