The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that two men will face a total of five federal charges in connection with an unattended campfire that authorities say started the record-setting Wallow Fire in May.
Caleb Joshua Malboeuf, 26, of Benson and David Wayne Malboeuf, 24, left their campfire unattended while on a hike, authorities say.
The campfire started the Wallow Fire, which burned more than 538,000 acres and cost more than $79 million to fight. The wildfire was the largest in state history.
The Wallow Fire, when it was still threatening the Arizona mountain town of Greer.