prendieron
-they lighted
The word prendieron is the preterite form of prender in the third person plural.
See the full prender conjugation

prender

¿Le prendieron fuego al policía, sí o no?
Did you set fire to the police officer, yes or no?
Entonces ellos echaron en él sus manos, y le prendieron.
And they laid their hands on him, and took him.
Entonces ellos echaron en él sus manos, y le prendieron.
But they laid hands on him, and held him.
Ayer, las hornallas se prendieron por sí mismas.
Yesterday, the stove comes on completely by itself.
Pero luego se prendieron de nuevo.
But then they turned on again.
Entonces ellos le echaron mano, y le prendieron.
And they laid hands on him, and took him.
Las luces del auto se prendieron solas.
The car's lights turned on by themselves.
No se han resuelto los factores inmediatos que prendieron las protestas y las agitaciones.
The immediate factors that sparked the protests and outpourings have not been resolved.
También prendieron fuego a su casa.
They burned his house down too.
¿Ya prendieron la calefacción central?
Have you got the heating on already?
Los soldados prendieron fuego a la casa antes de abandonar la comunidad unas horas más tarde.
The soldiers then set fire to the house before leaving the community some hours later.
Entonces le prendieron, y habiéndole sacado los ojos, lo llevaron a Gaza.
Then they seized him and, having put out both his eyes, they took him to Gaza.
Los soldados prendieron fuego a la casa antes de salir de la comunidad algunas horas después.
The soldiers then set fire to the house before leaving the community some hours later.
Tenía aire acondicionado en la parte de atrás, pero no lo prendieron.
Now, it had a refrigeration unit in the rear. But they failed to turn it on.
No había aire acondicionado pero lo prendieron el día en que nos fuimos lo cual estuvo muy bien.
There was no air conditioning but they set it the day we left which is great.
El bastón estaba en mi boca pero no lo prendieron. No sabía lo que querían hacer.
The baton was in my mouth but was not turned on. I didn't know what they wanted to do.
Tras el intento de los carceleros de entrar en el módulo ocupado, los reclusos prendieron fuego a sus colchones.
Following the prison guards' attempt to enter the occupied block, the prisoners set fire to their mattresses.
Cuando los soldados o policías del Gobierno del Sudán llegaron al campamento de Dali, prendieron fuego a varios refugios y casas.
When the Government soldiers or police arrived at the Dali camp of internally displaced persons, several shelters and houses were set alight.
Para llamar la atención sobre su tratamiento, prendieron fuego a dos de las grandes tiendas de campaña que servían de albergue para los presos.
To bring attention to their treatment, they set fire to two of the large tents that function as their barracks.
Tras el intento de los carceleros de entrar en el módulo ocupado, los reclusos prendieron fuego a sus colchones.
Following an attempt by the prison guards to enter the occupied block after several hours of negotiations, a number of prisoners set fire to their mattresses.
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