California wildfire ‘selfie’ arsonist gets 20 years, $60 million fine

File photo of firefighters battling the King Fire watch as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh PondA man who took a video of himself surrounded by flames that erupted into one of the worst California wildfires of 2014 was fined $60 million and sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to arson on Friday, officials said. Wayne Allen Huntsman, who initially pleaded not guilty to setting the nearly month-long King Fire, changed his plea and admitted to three counts of arson to forest land with enhancements for causing injury to firefighters and destruction of property. "I plead guilty because I did it," Huntsman told the court on Friday, according to assistant district attorney Dave Stevenson.


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