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2009 Florida Statutes

Failure to control or report dangerous fire.
Section 877.15, Florida Statutes 2009

877.15  Failure to control or report dangerous fire.--Any person who knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe, that a fire is endangering the life or property of another, and who fails to take reasonable measures to put out or control the fire when the person can do so without substantial risk to himself or herself, or who fails to give a prompt fire alarm, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, if:

(1)  The person knows that he or she is under an official, contractual, or other legal duty to control or combat the fire; or

(2)  The fire was started lawfully by the person or with his or her assent and was started on property in his or her custody or control.

History.--s. 3, ch. 79-108; s. 220, ch. 91-224; s. 1430, ch. 97-102.