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219.76 DAMAGE CAUSED BY TRAIN OR CONTENTS; INSURABLE INTEREST.

A railroad operating in this state is responsible in damages to every person who is injured and public or private entity or person whose property is injured, damaged, or destroyed by fire spread directly or indirectly by the locomotive or rolling stock in use upon its railroad line, or contents of the rolling stock, or caused directly or indirectly by spill, tear, discharge, or combustion of train contents. Each railroad shall have an insurable interest in the property upon the route of its railroad line and may procure insurance in its own behalf for its protection against the damages.