This Wildfire Selfie Video Got a CA Arsonist a 20-Year Sentence
A man who took a video of himself starting a massive 2014 wildfire in northern California has received a 20-year prison sentence.
After he pleaded guilty, Wayne Allen Huntsman was also ordered Friday to pay $60 million in restitution for starting the blaze that became known as the King Fire.
A handful of the thousands of firefighters who responded in Sept. 2014 in the Lake Tahoe resort area suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. At least 12 homes and around 100 other structures were destroyed by the flames, Reuters reported.
Huntsman was fleeing the area as the fires started to spread and was picked up by a Good Samaritan.
He then showed the driver the video recording he had just made. The driver made his own recording (above) and gave it to police.
Watch the "wildfire selfie" video above.