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Man gets 24 years in prison for fire he started on Los Padres NF that killed 12 condors

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A man who started a 2020 wildfire that killed 12 endangered California condors and seriously injured a firefighter was sentenced to 24 years in state prison, prosecutors said.


Ivan Gomez, 31, was sentenced Wednesday by a Monterey County judge for setting the Big Sur Dolan fire while illegally growing marijuana in the Los Padres National Forest, the county district attorney’s office announced.


https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2022-05-19/man-gets-24-years-in-prison-for-fire-that-killed-12-condors

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