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No Charges Filed Today in Colby Fire

Photo courtesy of the Glendora Police Department.
Photo courtesy of the Glendora Police Department.
City News Services reports that the U.S. Attorney's Office will not file charges today against a trio of campers who ignited a 1,709-acre blaze in the San Gabriel Mountains, Thursday.

A deputy district attorney visited the Glendora Police Department in the hours after the men were arrested, Jan. 16, to determine if state or federal charges would be filed against the suspects since the fire ignited on federal land, said Tim Staab, Glendora Police chief.

Spokesman Thom Mrozek of the U.S. Attorney's Office could not be immediately reached for comment.
jr January 18, 2014 at 12:25 PM
I guess "stupid" isn't illegal regardless of the cost and risk to the lives of our firefighters and other citizens.
marilyn eve sands January 18, 2014 at 12:47 PM
They were lighting a fire on a RED ALERT weekend!..They should be punished severely!!.
Ken January 18, 2014 at 02:20 PM
This story is incomplete and misleading. Only the U.S. Attorney's Office decided not to file federal charges against them. It neglects to say that this clears the way for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office to charge them. There was the possibility that since the fire was started on federal land that the fed would be charging them.

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