WVC 20 - 3 - 16
§20-3-16. Prima facie evidence of negligence in certain actions
for injury due to fires.
In all criminal and civil actions for any injury occasioned
by fire communicated by burning or clearing land, the fact that
such fire was so communicated shall be prima facie evidence of
negligence on the part of the person or agent or employee or any
other person who shall at the time of such injury by fire be in
the use and occupation of the land on which the burning was done
and of those who shall at such time have care and management of
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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