Three Texans accused of accidentally starting a 2,000-acre wildfire near the Grand Canyon in April have pleaded guilty to leaving a campfire unattended.
Daniel Alan Burroughs of Tatum, Michael Zachary Dunn of Allen, and Lindsey Jo McKinley of Gilmer pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor count in U.S. District Court in Flagstaff on Wednesday. Dunn and McKinley are 24, Burroughs is 23.
Three other misdemeanor counts were dismissed as part of a plea deal.
They will be on probation for a year and have to do 100 hours of community service or complete and then teach a course on using wildlands without damage.
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