§8-15-2. Liability for property pulled down or destroyed to
prevent spread of fire.
The owner of any property pulled down or destroyed to prevent
the spreading of a fire, as specified in section one of this
article, shall be entitled to recover from the municipality the
actual property damage which he may have sustained by reason of the
same having been pulled down or destroyed: Provided,
That no one
shall recover compensation for property which would have been
destroyed by fire, if the same had not been pulled down or
destroyed under direction as specified in section one of this
article, but recovery may be had only for what could have been
saved with ordinary care and diligence had no such direction been
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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