updated 5/22/2008 3:51:13 PM ET 2008-05-22T19:51:13

Two women whose house burned down while they were at a bar, killing five of their children, have received sentences of one to two years.

Shakita Mangham and Furaha Love were also sentenced Thursday to five years' probation.

The 26-year-old mothers pleaded no contest in February to involuntary manslaughter for the June fire.

The women left the children in the care of two 8-year-old boys and initially told police the children were with a baby sitter. An investigation revealed they had lied.

Authorities say the fire was started by children playing with matches.

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