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609.5641 WILDFIRE ARSON.
    Subdivision 1. Setting wildfires. A person is guilty of a felony who intentionally sets a fire
to burn out of control on land of another containing timber, underbrush, grass, or other vegetative
combustible material.
    Subd. 2. Possession of flammables to set wildfires. A person is guilty of a gross
misdemeanor who possesses a flammable, explosive, or incendiary device, substance, or material
with intent to use the device, substance, or material to violate subdivision 1.
    Subd. 3. Penalty; restitution. (a) A person who violates subdivision 1 may be sentenced to
imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or
both.
(b) A person who violates subdivision 2 may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more
than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both.
(c) In addition to the sentence otherwise authorized, the court may order a person who is
convicted of violating this section to pay fire suppression costs and damages to the owner of the
damaged land.
History: 1990 c 478 s 2