David Mosher was target shooting along the banks of the Merced River last July when a bullet ricochet ignited tinder dry brush. Mosher reported the blaze that eventually claimed more than 40 homes and other buildings, burned more than 40,000 acres and injured 15 firefighters.
Mosher was sentenced to 60 hours of community service according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Telegraph Fire was covered end to end last summer on Firefighter Blog.
I’m not going to argue if the sentence was appropriate or not. Mosher was target shooting and the fire was an unintended consequence of his actions.