MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - A 29-year-old target shooter convicted
of sparking a wildfire that burnt down 30 homes outside Yosemite
National Park has been sentenced to 60 hours of community service.
Davin Craig Mosher of Merced was also sentenced Thursday to
three years of probation. A judge has also ordered that his two
rifles be destroyed.
Authorities say Mosher started the massive fire on June 25 while
shooting steel-jacketed bullets along a river bank in a remote area
west of the park.
The blaze eventually grew to 34,000 acres, cost the state more
than $37 million to battle and caused millions of dollars in
Mariposa County District Attorney Robert Brown says Mosher could
eventually pay restitution costs in addition to the $500 fine
levied against him.