20-year imprisonment and $60m fine for man who filmed himself during arson attack

In the United States, a man who shot a video of himself surrounded by flames that developed in one of the worst fire incidents that hit California, was fined $60 million and condemned to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty of starting the fire and destroying more than 97,000 hectares of land at El Dorado County in 2014.

Wayne Allen Huntsman, who initialy pleaded not guilty to arson in the area where the fires took more than a month to control, admitted the charges of arson, causing injuries to fire fighters and destroying property.

Thousands of residents had to be evacuated from their homes as a result of the fires that engulfed the southeast of Lake Tahoe area. The fine that Huntsman was ordered to pay is for damages that the victims suffered by the fires.