24 August 2012, 04:02

Cousins responsible for Arizona forest blaze sentenced to 48 hours

Cousins responsible for Arizona forest blaze sentenced to 48 hours

Caleb and David Malboeuf, found guilty of starting the largest forest blaze in Arizona’s history, have been sentenced to 48 hours in prison and 200 hours of community service. This was announced on Thursday by U.S.

Caleb and David Malboeuf, found guilty of starting the largest forest blaze in Arizona’s history, have been sentenced to 48 hours in prison and 200 hours of community service.

This was announced on Thursday by U.S. TV channel "NBC News”.

In May last year the two started a fire in a forest clearing, which quickly spread through the woods, subsequently razing to the ground over 2000 square kilometers of crops in Arizona.

Authorities had to evacuate more than 10,000 people. The victims refused material claims to Caleb and David, since their losses are being covered by insurance companies. According to experts, this explains the unusually mild sentence.

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