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PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The first day in court for two men charged with starting the largest wildfire on record in Arizona.
Justin Hallat showed up to support his friends, cousins caleb and david malboeuf, accused of accidentally sparking the masive Wallow Fire.
The pair were camping in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest and are accused of leaving their camp fire unextinguished and unattended.
"We know there were other campers in the area and the question is are there any other campfires that were left," said Hallat.
The Wallow Fire burned 538,000 acres, 32 homes and 36 outbuildings, and cost over $79 million to fight.
Still, he doesn't believe the campers are the ones who should be held liable. He's pointing the finger back at the Forest Service.