Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Firefighter started 80 acre fire

   Benjamin Cunha (33), an ex Diamond Springs firefighter, has plead guilty to starting the 80 acre Mine Fire in 2007.

   He only got sentenced to 5 years in prison for his crime. His attorney says he was trying to get overtime pay. The fire caused $7 million in damage, but he was only ordered to pay $247,000 in restitution.

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