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WVC 20 - 3 - 7 §20-3-7. Starting fire on lands of another; penalties.

Any person who willfully sets or causes to be set on fire any forest land, grass, grain, stubble, brush, slash, debris, or any other inflammable substance upon the property of another without his consent, or in a place from which it is reasonable to expect that the fire may spread to the property of another without his consent, and as a result of either causes damage or destruction to any natural resources in or on the other person's property, shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, or be imprisoned for not less than one year nor more than five years, or both, in the discretion of the court.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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