-5.1.08- Three Texans were charged Thursday with starting a fire than has charred more than 2,000 acres near Grand Canyon National Park. The three, two men and a woman, were camping Tuesday in the Kaibab National Forest on Tuesday when they allegedly left their campfire unattended, according to a complaint filed in federal court in Flagstaff. High winds sent embers into the nearby forest, quickly burning through more than 3 square miles of the forest. They are each charged in a criminal complaint with four federal misdemeanor charges including leaving an unattended campfire and causing fire on federal land. They made an initial appearance in federal court on Thursday. Read more

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