In addition to the criminal punishment provided for by AS 41.15.010 - 41.15.170, the United States, the state, a municipality, or any person may recover in a civil action double the amount of damages sustained as a consequence of a violation of AS 41.15.010 - 41.15.170. In a civil action brought under AS 41.15.010 - 41.15.170 or any other law relating to the subject matter of AS 41.15.010 - 41.15.170, the escape of a fire is presumptive evidence of negligence by the person responsible for starting the fire and unless rebutted is sufficient to sustain the recovery.
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