Ivan Geronimo Gomez was found guilty of 16 felonies including arson, marijuana cultivation, injury to a firefighter and animal cruelty.
The Dolan Fire eventually destroyed 128,050 acres and 14 structures, and may have killed 11 endangered condors. More than a dozen firefighters were injured, one critically, when they had to deploy their emergency fire shelters.
Gomez could be facing 24 years in prison.
Ed Note: after serving his time in prison, he will be deported if he was in this country illegally, which it appears he was.