- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Two Alabama men who pleaded guilty to starting a July wildfire that destroyed eight homes in Colorado will have to work for two years and spend their time off in jail and pay restitution that could reach over $1 million.

Twenty-year-old Jimmy Andrew Suggs and 26-year-old Zackary Ryan Kuykendall, both of Vinemont, were sentenced Friday in Boulder after apologizing for sparking the blaze by not making sure their campfire near Nederland was completely out. They will also spend four years on probation.

The Daily Camera (https://bit.ly/2fNhJb5) reports that defense lawyers had asked that Judge Ingrid Bakke to sentence them to the 132 days they’ve already served in jail since the fire was an accident. But Bakke said that wouldn’t be enough, saying the fire impacted the entire community.


Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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