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Neb. man sentenced for role in Alabama fire

WOODVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Two former Woodville, Alabama volunteer firefighters and a third man pleaded guilty to setting fire to a Woodville barn and were sentenced to prison.

Circuit Judge John Graham sentenced the former firefighters, 25-year-old Travis Edward Wallace of Woodville and 23-year-old Casey Duane Wilkinson of Scottsboro to eight years in prison and 26-year-old Edward Lee Childress of Plainview, Neb., to 10 years.

Jackson County District Attorney Charlie Rhodes said Wednesday that the three pleaded guilty to second-degree arson.

The men admitted torching a barn on the night of March 8. The barn, owned by Bill Evans of Woodville, burned to the ground.

Chief Investigator Chuck Phillips says Wallace and Wilkinson reported the fire and rode to it with other firefighters to battle the blaze.

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