A Lost Hiker Started a Signal Fire—And Got a $300,000 Fine

In 2018, Arizona hiker Phil Powers was lost in the woods, suffering from dehydration and kidney failure, when he lit a signal fire to call for help. His actions resulted in a timely rescue—and a 230-acre wildfire and a criminal sentence.   The sentence, handed down on February 14, includes nearly $300,000 in fines and a […]