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Wallow Fire: Charging the Criminals

The information in this post was acquired from FOX News.

An announcement was made recently saying two cousins are being charged for causing the Wallow Fire earlier this Spring / Summer.  From what they said, they had left a “campfire unattended” which quickly spread to the forest with high winds.

The two are being charged with 5 counts EACH, “including leaving a fire unattended and failing to maintain control of a fire that damaged a National Forest System.”  Also, according to the article from FOX, if they actually get convicted, each charge brings with it a “maximum penalty of six months in prison, a $5,000 fine or both.”

Here’s hoping that these two get the maximum for destroying such a beautiful area, due to their lack of common sense and poor sense of judgment.  I just wonder .. why is the penalty not higher / longer?

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August 24, 2011 Posted by | AZ Fire Watch | , , , | 1 Comment

   

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