• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Man sentenced in Griffith Park fire

May 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Glendale man will spend 16 years in prison for setting a fire in Griffith Park last year.Gary Lintz, 44, pleaded no contest Monday to arson for the August 16 fire.

Prosecutors had charged him with setting four fires between July and August 2008, but three of the counts were dismissed in exchange for his plea.

Lintz, who has a prior arson conviction, also admitted causing injury to a firefighter who was hurt while putting out the fire.

Lintz was arrested after hikers spotted him in an area where the fire started.

AP contributed to this report.

Report Typo |  Send Tip |  Get Alerts | Most Popular
Follow @abc7 on Twitter  |  Become a fan on Facebook