Two men who started the High Chateau fire, which burned 1,400 acres and several homes in Teller County in July, dodged prison sentences Monday after their victims asked for compassion and community service.

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David Michael Renfrow and Kegan Patrick Owens; two men responsible for starting the High Chateau fire in Teller County. Not pictured is a juvenile that was also involved.

During a sentencing hearing in Cripple Creek on Monday, Kegan Patrick Owens, 19, was ordered to serve 10 years of probation and 60 days in jail. David Michael Renfrow, 24, was sentenced to 10 years of probation and 70 days in jail.

Prosecutors have 90 days to determine a price tag on restitution, which is expected to be in the millions of dollars.

Note: A boy who was 16 at the time of the blaze was yet to be sentenced at time of publishing.

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