- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 41. Public Resources
- Chapter 15. Forests
- Section 110. Uncontrolled Spread of Fire; Leaving Fire Unattended.
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. Setting Fires Without Consent.
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AS 41.15.110. Uncontrolled Spread of Fire; Leaving Fire Unattended.
- (a) A person who knows of a fire or sets a fire on forested land owned, possessed, or controlled by the person, shall
exercise due care to prevent the uncontrolled spread of the fire. A person failing to exercise due care which results
in spread of the fire and damage to property of another is guilty of a misdemeanor.
- (b) A person who neglects to make every effort possible to extinguish a fire the person knowingly sets on forested land or
who leaves such a fire unattended is guilty of a misdemeanor.
- (c) In a criminal action brought under this section, the escape of the fire is presumptive evidence of negligence by the
person responsible for starting the fire and unless rebutted is sufficient to sustain a conviction.
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