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Wife of ex-firefighter sentenced for fire

WAUSAU, Wisconsin (WAOW) - The wife of a former Weston firefighter has been placed on two years probation after she admitted her role in burning down the couple's home and damaging two others, court records say.

Kathleen Rosenow, 42, was convicted of one felony - being party to unsafe burning of her own building - in a plea bargain in which another felony was dismissed, according to online court records filed Tuesday.

Authorities say her husband, Keith Rosenow, started a fire at his home in a Wausau mobile home park in January 2012 as revenge against the manager for evicting him. He was convicted of two felonies, including second-degree recklessly endangering safety, and was sentenced to two years in prison and three years extended supervision in November.

He received credit for a year that he had already spent in jail, court records said. Rosenow was a firefighter with the Weston Fire Department for 16 years but left in 2001.

As part of her sentence, Kathleen Rosenow was ordered to pay $3,380 in restitution, online court records said.

Marathon County Circuit Court records indicate Kathleen Rosenow filed for divorce in March.

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